Formal Minutes

Tuesday 22 January 2008

Members present:

Keith Vaz, in the Chair
Ms Karen Buck
David T.C. Davies
Mrs Janet Dean
Patrick Mercer
Margaret Moran
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter

Declaration of interests

The Committee considered this matter.

Human trafficking

Resolved, That the Committee visit Ukraine and Poland; and Slovenia, Croatia and Albania and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the visit.

Managing Migration

Resolved, That the Committee visit India and Bangladesh and that the Chairman seek the Approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the visit.

Committee meeting time

The Committee considered this matter.

Human trafficking (informal meetings)

The Committee considered this matter.

Committee correspondence (letter from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the Associate All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sudan)

The Committee considered this matter.

Counter-Terrorism Bill

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into the Counter-Terrorism Bill.

Policing in the 21st Century

The Committee considered this matter.

Petition

The Committee considered the Petition to the House from Susan M Shutter on the law on Prostitution.

Committee visits (UK)

The Committee considered this matter.

Domestic violence (online forum)

The Committee considered this matter.

Domestic violence

The Committee considered this matter.

Chief Constable Brian Moore, ACPO lead for domestic violence, and Jude Watson, Domestic Violence Implementation Manager, Crown Prosecution Service; and Phil Mackin, Interventions and Substance Abuse Unit, National Probation Service, Lord Justice Wall, and District Judge Marilyn Mornington, Chair of Domestic Violence Group, Family Justice Council, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 29 January at 10.15 am.