Formal minutes

Tuesday 13 March 2007

Members present:

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

EU Issues Inquiry

The Committee considered this matter.

Estimates

The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That the Clerk write to the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office conveying the Committee's views on the Spring Supplementary Estimates.

Sentencing Guideline

The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That the Chairman write to the Sentencing Guidelines Council concerning the draft revised guideline on Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea.

Young Black People and the Criminal Justice System

The Committee considered this matter.

Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Minister for Criminal Justice and Offender Management, Vernon Coaker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ursula Brennan, Chief Executive, Office of Criminal Justice Reform, Helen Edwards CBE, Chief Executive, National Offender Management Service, and Simon King, Head of the Violent Crime Unit, Home Office, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 20 March at Ten o'clock.