Formal Minutes

Monday 25 June 2007

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
The Earl of Onslow
Baroness Stern
Nia Griffith MP
Dr Evan Harris MP
Mark Tami MP

1. FUTURE PROGRAMME

The Committee considered this matter.

2. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY

The Committee considered this matter.

3. HUMAN RIGHTS OF ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Dame Jo Williams, Chief Executive, MENCAP, and Andrew Lee, Director, People First (Self-Advocacy); and Eve Rank, Commissioner, and Mark Shrimpton, Assistant Director, Legal and Operations, Disability Rights Commission, were examined.

4. THE TREATMENT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS: GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT

Draft Report [Government Response to the Committee’s Tenth Report of this Session: The Treatment of Asylum Seekers], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Seventeenth 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 Commons and that Baroness Stern make the Report to the House of Lords.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 26 June at 9am.