Formal minutes

Tuesday 21 November 2006

Members present:

Mr John Denham, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Ms Karen Buck
James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Declarations of interests

Mr John Denham made a further declaration of his interests, pursuant to the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992, as follows:

"2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Fees for journalism and lecturing from:

The Guardian (Up to £5,000)

The Independent (Up to £5,000)

CPMS (Centre for Management and Policy Studies) (Up to £5,000)

One-off consultancy with AXA to advise on a research project and publication on employer pension provision (Up to £5,000) (Registered 11 July 2006)

One-off consultancy with the Social Market Foundation to advise on a research project and publication on equity release (Up to £5,000) (Registered 11 July 2006)

Ticket and hospitality for Chelsea v. Barcelona match (Guest of Grosvenor Casinos).

Membership of Southampton Credit Union.

Membership of the Saints Trust."

Ms Karen Buck made a further declaration of her interests, pursuant to the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992, as follows:

"2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Weekly article for 'Regeneration and Renewal' magazine (Up to £10,000)."

Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Committee considered this matter.

EU Issues

The Committee considered this matter.

Professor Dr Elspeth Guild, Senior Research Fellow, and Florian Geyer, Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies, and Neil O'Brien, Director, and Paul Stephenson, Head of Research, Open Europe, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 28 November at half past Two o'clock.