Joint Committee on Human Rights Formal Minutes

Monday 3 July 2006

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Bowness
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Mr Douglas Carswell MP
Mary Creagh MP
Dr Evan Harris MP
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Lord Plant of Highfield
Mr Richard Shepherd MP
Baroness Stern

1. NORTHERN IRELAND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Resolved, That the Committee visit the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.€”(The Chairman.)

2. THE CASE FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

Motion made, and Question put, That the Resolution of the Committee [18th May], That the Committee inquire into the case for the Human Rights Act, be rescinded.€”(Lord Campbell of Alloway.)

The Committee divided.

Content, 3
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Mr Douglas Carswell MP
Mr Richard Shepherd MP

Not Content, 7
Lord Bowness
Mary Creagh MP
Mr Andrew Dismore MP
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Lord Plant of Highfield
Baroness Stern

3. THEMATIC INQUIRIES/AUTUMN PROGRAMME

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into the treatment of asylum seekers.€”(The Chairman.)

4. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY: ARMED FORCES BILL

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Monday 10 July at 4.00pm.