Formal Minutes

Thursday 11 October 2007

Members present:

Keith Vaz, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Ms Karen Buck
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Patrick Mercer
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Justice and Home Affairs Issues at European Union Level

Draft Special Report [Justice and Home Affairs Issues at European Union Level: Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2006-07], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Home Office memorandum and the letter to the Committee from Vice-President Commissioner Frattini be appended to the Report.€”(The Chairman.)

Committee papers

The Committee considered this matter.

Visit to the United States

The Committee considered this matter.

The Government's counter-terrorism proposals

The Committee considered this matter.

Dr Eric Metcalfe, Director, Human Rights Policy, JUSTICE, and Shami Chakrabarti, Director, and Jago Russell, Policy Officer, Liberty, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Monday 22 October at Two o'clock.