Formal Minutes

Tuesday 29 January 2008

Members present:

Keith Vaz, in the Chair
Ms Karen Buck
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
David T.C. Davies
Mrs Janet Dean
Patrick Mercer
Margaret Moran
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Counter-Terrorism Bill

The Committee considered this matter

Domestic violence

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That Margaret Moran visit Wolverhampton for the purposes of the Committee’s inquiry.

Resolved, That the Chairman visit Southall, London, for the purposes of the Committee’s inquiry.

Resolved, That the Committee visit the Forced Marriage Unit, London, in connection with the inquiry.

OSCE Mission in Kosovo

The Committee considered this matter.

Visit of a delegation from the United States Congress

The Committee considered this matter.

Domestic violence (e-consultation)

The Committee considered this matter.

The Work of the Serious Organised Crime Agency

The Committee considered this matter.

Sir Stephen Lander, Chair, and Bill Hughes, Director General, Serious Organised Crime Agency, gave oral evidence.

Domestic violence

Shazia Qayum, survivor of a forced marriage, Commander Steve Allen, Association of Chief Police Officers lead on honour-based violence, and Nazir Afzal, Director, London West, Crown Prosecution Service, gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Tuesday 5 February at 10.15 am.