Joint Committee on Human Rights: Formal Minutes

Monday 30 October 2006

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair
Lord Bowness
Lord Judd
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Lord Plant of Highfield
Baroness Stern
Mr Douglas Carswell MP
Nia Griffith MP
Dr Evan Harris MP

1. TRAVEL IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY
Ordered, That Dr Evan Harris MP visit Rome in November to attend the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedoms in a representative capacity. - ( The Chairman.)

2. LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY
The Committee considered this matter.

3. THE CASE FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT/PRE-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY OF HOME OFFICE POLICY PROPOSALS
Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor, and Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Minister of State, Home Office, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 7 November at 2.30pm.