Formal Minutes

WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 2008

Members present:

Ms Harriet Harman, in the Chair

Chris Bryant, Ms Dawn Butler, John Hemming, Mr George Howarth, Simon Hughes, Mr Greg Knight Mark Lazarowicz, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Richard Shepherd, Sir Peter Soulsby, Sir Nicholas Winterton

1. Scrutiny of the Draft Legislative Programme

Draft Special Report ( Scrutiny of the Draft Legislative Programme: Government Response to the Committee's First Report), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

The Government's response to the First Report from the Committee was appended to the Report.

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

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

2. Regional accountability

The Committee considered this matter.

3. Future Programme

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman.