Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Friday 22 September 2006

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Judd
Baroness Stern
Dr Evan Harris MP

1. THE CASE FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

Resolved, That the Committee take evidence from Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor, in connection with the inquiry into the case for the Human Rights Act.

2. HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Draft Report [Human Trafficking], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 205 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-sixth 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.

Ordered, That the provisions of House of Commons Standing Order No. 134 (Select committees (reports)) be applied to the Report.

[Adjourned till Monday 9 October at 4.00pm.