Formal minutes

Tuesday 19 December 2006

Members present:

Mr John Denham, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Ms Karen Buck
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Margaret Moran
Bob Russell
Martin Salter
Mr David Winnick

Work of the Home Office

The Committee considered this matter.

Sentencing guidelines

The Committee considered this matter.

Impact of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

Ordered, That the Chairman do write to the Home Office to request a memorandum on the impact of aspects of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 on UK competitiveness.

Young black people and the criminal justice system

Jason Lord Over, Hayley Littek, Dexter Padmore, Leon Simmonds and Bianca White, participants, and Julia Woolton, youth worker, X-it programme, gave oral evidence.

Resolved, That the Committee should now sit in private.

Young people supervised by the Nottingham Youth Offending Service gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 9 January at half-past Nine o'clock.