Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 9 October 2006

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Lord Plant of Highfield
Baroness Stern
Mr Douglas Carswell MP
Nia Griffith MP
Mr Richard Shepherd MP

1. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY

Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 1.51 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-seventh Report of the Committee to each House.

A paper was ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House of Commons and that Baroness Stern make the Report to the House of Lords.

Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: Fourteenth Progress Report], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[ The formal minutes relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Twenty-eighth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2005-06, Legislative Scrutiny: Fourteenth Progress Report, HL Paper 247, HC 1626, pp 16 and 17.]

2. DRAFT MARRIAGE ACT REMEDIAL ORDER

Draft Report [Draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 12 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-ninth Report of the Committee to each House.

Several papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House of Commons and that Baroness Stern make the Report to the House of Lords.

3. PRE-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY OF HOME OFFICE POLICY

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into pre-legislative scrutiny of Home Office policy proposals.

Resolved, That the Committee take evidence from Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Home Affairs, in connection with the inquiry into pre-legislative scrutiny of Home Office policy proposals.

[Adjourned till Monday 16 October at 4.00pm.