Formal minutes

Tuesday 20 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
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

House of Lords Constitution Committee

The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That the Chairman write to the Chairman of the House of Lords Constitution Committee concerning issues of possible overlap between the two Committees'.

Sentencing

The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That Rob Allen be appointed a Specialist Adviser to assist the Committee in its inquiry into sentencing.

Resolved, That the Committee visit the USA and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the visit.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 27 March at Ten o'clock.