Formal minutes

Tuesday 2 May 2006

Members present:

Mr John Denham, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Mr Jeremy Browne
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Steve McCabe
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Mr David Winnick

Declaration of interests

Bob Russell declared his interests pursuant to the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992, as follows:

"Registrable shareholdings

(a) Magdalen Hall Company Limited; company formed to facilitate the purchase of the former St. Mary Magdalen Church Hall, Colchester, by Colchester Liberal Democrats."

The Committee's future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

Overseas visit

Resolved, That the Committee's thanks be expressed to all those involved in the organisation of the Committee's visit to Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Ghana.

Sentencing Guidelines: Domestic violence

The Committee held an informal seminar on domestic violence with Nicola Harwin, Chief Executive of Women's Aid, Ken MacDonald QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Deputy Chief Constable Brian Moore, Association of Chief Police Officers, and Jo Todd, Director of RESPECT.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 9 May at Ten o'clock.