Formal Minutes

Monday 9 July 2007

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
The Earl of Onslow
Lord Plant of Highfield
Baroness Stern
Mr Douglas Carswell MP
Nia Griffith MP
Dr Evan Harris MP

1. FUTURE PROGRAMME

The Committee considered this matter.

2. HUMAN RIGHTS OF ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Ms Sonya Sceats, Policy and Research Officer, British Institute of Human Rights, Ms Anne Lofthouse, Lead Officer for Service User and Carer Involvement in Learning Disabilities, and Ms Lindsey Dyer, Director, Service Users and Carers, Mersey Care NHS Trust, and Ms Joanna Perry, Board of Trustees, Values into Action; and Ms Ruth Scott, Head of Policy and Government Affairs, SCOPE, Professor Tony Holland, Health Foundation Chair in Learning Disabilities, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Centre for Participation, and Ms Philipa Bragman, Director, and Mr Shaun Webster, Project Co-ordinator, Change, were examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 16 July at 4pm.