Formal Minutes

Wednesday 30 January 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr David S Borrow
Ms Katy Clark
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mr Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Angus Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen
Richard Younger Ross

1. Scrutiny of Documents

Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 10.33 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 11. Amendment proposed, to leave out lines 32 to 35. €” ( Mr Greg Hands.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Noes, 6

Mr Greg Hands

Mr David S Borrow

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Ms Katy Clark

Kelvin Hopkins

Jim Dobbin

Mr Anthony Steen

Mr Keith Hill

Angus Robertson

Richard Younger-Ross

Paragraph agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eleventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

2. The Work of the Committee in 2007

Draft Report ( The Work of the Committee in 2007), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 58 read and agreed to.

Annex agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twelfth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

[Adjourned till 6 February at 2.30 p.m.