Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 12 March 2007

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Judd

Nia Griffith MP

The Earl of Onslow

Dr Evan Harris MP

Lord Plant of Highfield

Mark Tami MP

Baroness Stern

1. HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Resolved, that the Committee visit the St Paul's Slave Britain exhibition in connection with its inquiry into human trafficking.€”(The Chairman.)

2. COUNTER-TERRORISM POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Rt Hon Lord Lloyd of Berwick, a Member of the House of Lords, Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas, Sir Ken Macdonald QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Jon Murphy, Deputy Chief Constable of Merseyside, and Commander Richard Gargini, National Co-ordinator of Community Engagement, were examined.

Nick Blake QC, Martin Chamberlain, Judith Farbey and Andy Nicol QC, special advocates, were examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 19 March at 4.00pm