Formal Minutes

Wednesday 11th January 2006

Members present:

Mr Geoffrey Hoon, in the Chair

Liz Blackman, Ms Dawn Butler, Ann Coffey, Mr George Howarth, Mr Greg Knight, Mark Lazarowicz, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Edward Vaizey

1.  Connecting Parliament with the Public (follow-up)

The Committee considered this matter.

2.  The Legislative Process

Draft Special Report [ Committee Stage of Public Bills: Consultation on Alternative Options], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 4 read and agreed to.

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

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

Ordered, That the Paper on Committee Stage of Public Bills: Alternative Options be appended to the Report.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 25th January at half-past Nine o'clock.