Formal minutes

Tuesday 24 October 2006

Members present:

Mr John Denham, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Mr Jeremy Browne
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Margaret Moran
Bob Russell
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Joint Meeting with Constitutional Affairs Committee on 31st October

The Committee considered this matter.

Members' Responsibility to Declare Interests: Briefing Note from the Clerk

The Committee considered this matter.

EU Issues Inquiry

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee visit Brussels in connection with its inquiry into current issues relating to justice and home affairs at European Union level.

Ordered, That the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the said visit.

Committee's Future Programme

The Committee considered this matter.

Sentencing Guidelines

The Committee considered this matter.

Young Black People and the Criminal Justice System

Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company, and Shaun Bailey, youth worker; Decima Francis, From Boyhood to Manhood Foundation, and Ken Barnes, 100 Black Men of London and C-A-N-I consultancy, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 31st October at Ten o'clock.