Formal minutes

Tuesday 28 February 2006

Members present:
Mr John Denham, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Mr Jeremy Browne
Colin Burgon
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Nick Harvey
Steve McCabe
Mr Shahid Malik
Gwyn Prosser
Mr Richard Spring
Mr David Winnick

The Committee's future programme
The Committee considered this matter.

Austrian Presidency Conference
Ordered, That Mr James Clappison visit Vienna in April to attend the Austrian Conference of Home Affairs Committee Chairmen in a representative capacity in place of the Chairman.

Draft Sentencing Guideline: Robbery
(Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Committee's consideration of the Report on the Draft Sentencing Guideline on Robbery are published in the Second Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2005-2006 (HC 947, page 15))

Detention Powers Inquiry
Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman QPM, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM, head of the MPS Anti-Terrorist Branch and ACPO National Co-ordinator of Terrorist Investigations, gave oral evidence.

Resolved, That the Committee should now sit in private.
The witnesses gave further oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 7 March at Ten o'clock.