Formal Minutes

Thursday 26 July 2007

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Judd
Lord Plant of Highfield
Nia Griffith MP
Dr Evan Harris MP

1. FUTURE PROGRAMME

The Committee considered this matter.

2. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY

The Committee considered this matter.

Draft Report [Highly Skilled Migrants: Changes to the Immigration Rules], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 56 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twentieth 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 the Lord Plant of Highfield make the Report to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That Dr Colm O’Cinneide be appointed a Specialist Adviser to assist the Committee in its scrutiny of the Discrimination Law Review.-(The Chairman.)

3. GOVERNMENT’S LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMME

The Committee considered this matter.

4. ALLEGATIONS OF TORTURE IN IRAQ

The Committee considered this matter.

 [Adjourned till Thursday 20 September at 2pm.