Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 2 April 2008

Present:

David Maclean MP (Chairman)
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Lord Dykes
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
David Simpson MP
Lord Walpole

Mr Allan Roberts and Mr Peter Davis in attendance.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 26 March are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Draft Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2008 be reported to both Houses.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixteenth Report of the Joint Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

The Committee further deliberate.

Draft Special Report [Government Response to the Committee's First Special Report of Session 2006-07: Scrutinising Statutory Instruments: Departmental Returns, 2006 (HL 153, HC 917)], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraph 1 is read and agreed to.

A paper was ordered to be appended to the Report.

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

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House of Commons and that Lord Campbell of Alloway make the Report to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Wednesday 30 April.