Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 26 February 2007

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie

Mr Douglas Carswell MP

Lord Judd

Nia Griffith MP

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Dr Evan Harris MP

Lord Plant of Highfield

Mr Richard Shepherd MP

Baroness Stern

Mark Tami MP

1. TREATMENT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS
The Committee considered this matter.

2. COUNTER-TERRORISM POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The Committee considered this matter.

3. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY
The Committee considered this matter.

4. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY: SEXUAL ORIENTATION REGULATIONS
Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: Sexual Orientation Regulations], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 67 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixth Report of the Committee to each House.

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.

5. CONTROL ORDERS
The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 28 February at 9.30am