Formal Minutes

Wednesday 10th October 2007

Members present:

Chris Bryant, Philip Davies, Ms Harriet Harman, Mr George Howarth, Mr Greg Knight, Mark Lazarowicz, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Richard Shepherd, Sir Peter Soulsby, Sir Nicholas Winterton

1. Choice of Chairman

Motion made, and Question put, That Ms Harriet Harman take the Chair of the Committee.-(Sir Nicholas Winterton.)

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 9

Chris Bryant, Ms Harriet Harman, Mr George Howarth, Mr Greg Knight, Mark Lazarowicz, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Adrian Sanders, Sir Peter Soulsby, Sir Nicholas Winterton

Noes, 2

Philip Davies, Mr Richard Shepherd

Ms Harriet Harman accordingly took the Chair.

2. Future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 24th October at half past Nine o'clock.