Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 23 April 2007

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Judd

Mr Douglas Carswell

The Earl of Onslow

Dr Evan Harris MP

Lord Plant of Highfield

Mark Tami

Baroness Stern

1. OLDER PERSONS IN HEALTH CARE
Gary Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Action on Elder Abuse, and Andrew Chidgey, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Alzheimer's Society, were examined.

Katie Ghose, Director, British Institute of Human Rights, and Dr Theo Gavrilides, Head of Policy, Race on Agenda, were examined.

2. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Resolved, That the Committee postpone its inquiry into freedom of expression.€”( The Chairman.)

3. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY PROGRESS REPORT
Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: Fifth 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 1.46 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twelfth 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.

[Adjourned till Monday 14 May at 4.00 pm