Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 27 November 2006

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Judd

Nia Griffith MP

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Dr Evan Harris MP

Lord Plant of Highfield

Mr Richard Shepherd MP

1. FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME
The Committee considered this matter.

2. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY
The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That Professor Philip Fennell be appointed a Specialist Adviser to assist the Committee in its scrutiny of the Mental Health Bill.€”( The Chairman.)

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

Resolved, That the Committee visit Harmondsworth and Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centres in connection with its inquiry into the treatment of asylum seekers.€”( The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Monday 4 December at 4pm.