Formal Minutes

Monday 7 November 2007

Members present:

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

Committee Papers

The Committee considered this matter

New Member

The Committee considered this matter.

Mr David T.C. Davies declared his interests, pursuant to the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992, as follows:

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Member of the National Assembly for Wales.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

December 2005, my wife and I were guests of Coral Eurobet for a day at Chepstow Races. (Registered 19 January 2006)

6. Overseas visits

11-15 June 2006, to Israel, hosted by Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI). CFI contributed the cost of flights, accommodation and some meals. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Official Guest Department) contributed to the costs of travel inside Israel, some accommodation and some meals. (Registered 11 July 2006)

Mr Davies further declared that he held an unpaid post as a Special Constable with the British Transport Police.

Invitation from SOCA

The Committee considered this matter.

Delegation from US Congress

The Committee considered this matter.

Turks and Caicos Islands Parliamentary visit

The Committee considered this matter.

Correspondence with the Home Secretary

The Committee considered this matter.

Counter-terrorism Bill draft clauses

The Committee considered this matter.

  External event administration

The Committee considered this matter.

European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) meeting in Brussels on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November

The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That Mr Gary Streeter visit Brussels in November to attend the European

Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) meeting in a representative capacity, and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee in connection with the visit.

The Government's counter-terrorism proposals

The Committee considered this matter.

Claudia Sturt, Governor, HM Prison Belmarsh, and Phil Wheatley, Director General, HM Prison Service; and Mr Mohammed Abdulkahar and Mr Abul Koyair, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 13 November at Ten o'clock.