Formal Minutes

Monday 17 December 2007

Members present:

Mr Alan Beith, in the Chair

David Howarth
Daniel Kawczynski
Julie Morgan
Alun Michael
Robert Neill
Dr Nick Palmer
Mr Virendra Sharma
Mr Andrew Tyrie
Dr Alan Whitehead

1. Protection of Private Data

Draft Report (Protection of Private Data), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read and agreed to.

(The draft Report was agreed to; the Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the First Report of the Committee HC 154.)

2. The Constitutional Role of the Attorney General

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Petition

The Committee considered the petition to the House from Sally Ann Cooke concerning her imprisonment.

4. Towards Effective Sentencing

Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 15 January at 4.00 pm