Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 29 January 2007

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie

Dr Evan Harris MP

Lord Judd

Mark Tami MP

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

The Earl of Onslow

Lord Plant of Highfield

Baroness Stern

1. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
Lord Judd declared an interest as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the LSE.

Mark Tami MP declared his interests (see Appendix).

2. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY
The Committee considered this matter.

3. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY: SECOND PROGRESS REPORT
Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: Second Progress Report], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1.1 to 3.48 read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

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

Several papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and Baroness Stern do make the Report to the House of Lords.

4. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY: MENTAL HEALTH BILL
Draft Report [Legislative Scrutiny: Mental Health Bill], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 110 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth 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 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.

[Adjourned till Monday 5 February at 4.00pm

Appendix - Declaration of Interests

Mark Tami MP

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee from the Guild of Business Travel Agents for provision of information on parliamentary and European parliamentary processes and legislation, which I give to charity. (Up to £5,000)

6. Overseas visits
12-15 May 2006, to the United States to attend the Guild of Travel Management Companies conference. Cost of travel and accommodation was met by the GTMC. (Registered 3August 2006)