Joint Committee on Human Rights Formal Minutes

Monday 27 March 2006

Members present:
Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Mary Creagh MP
Dr Evan Harris MP
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Mr Richard Shepherd MP
Baroness Stern

1. UK CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONERS

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into the work of the UK Children's Commissioners.

2. MARRIAGE ACT REMEDIAL ORDER

Draft Report [Proposal for a Draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 34 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

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

Ordered, That several papers 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.

3. UNCAT

The Committee considered this matter.

UNCAT: Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General R V Brims, Commander Field Army, and Dr Roger Hutton, Joint Commitments Policy, Ministry of Defence, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 19 April at 4pm.