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Tuesday 14 October 2008

Members present:

Keith Vaz, in the Chair
Tom Brake
Ms Karen Buck
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
David T.C. Davies
Patrick Mercer
Margaret Moran
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Events since the last Committee meeting

The Committee considered this matter.

Managing Migration (visit to India and Bangladesh)

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Chairman write to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the matter of the Committee's visit to India and Bangladesh.

Committee's future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into Gurkhas' Rights to Settle in the United Kingdom.

Resolved, That the Chairman write to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the matter of the appointment of a new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Resolved, That at the sitting on Tuesday 21 October, Gwyn Prosser take the Chair.

Human Trafficking

Ian Murray, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Daily Echo; Mr Max-Peter Ratzel, Director, Europol; Mr Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Advisor ,Directorate F (Security), and Ms Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Seconded National Expert, Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission,gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 21 October at 10.15 am.