Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 20 November 2006

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Judd

Nia Griffith MP

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Dr Evan Harris MP

Lord Plant of Highfield

Baroness Stern


1. EVIDENCE

Ordered, That the public be admitted during the examination of witnesses, unless the Committee otherwise orders.

Ordered, That witnesses have permission to publish memoranda, in accordance with the provisions of House of Commons Standing Order No. 135(1), except in cases of particular sensitivity, where the Clerk is authorized to refer the matter to the Committee for a decision.

2. TREATMENT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS

Kathryn Cronin, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association, Jago Russell, Liberty, and Sonia Omar, Education Action, were examined.

Tauhid Pasha, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, and Nancy Kelley, Refugee Council, were examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 27 November at 4pm.