Joint Committee on Human Rights Formal Minutes

Monday 17 July 2006

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Campbell of Alloway
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. THE COMMITTEE'S WORKING PRACTICES

The Committee considered this matter.

In the absence of the Chairman, Lord Plant of Highfield was called to the Chair.

The Committee further considered this matter.

2. ASYLUM SEEKERS

The Committee considered this matter.

3. COUNTER-TERRORISM POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Committee considered this matter.

4. GAYS DISMISSED FROM THE ARMED FORCES

The Committee considered this matter.

5. COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

The Committee considered this matter.

6. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY

Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: Twelfth Progress Report], 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 2.1 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-second 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 Lords and that Mary Creagh make the Report to the House of Commons.

[Adjourned till Monday 24 July at 4.00pm.