Formal Minutes

Wednesday 18th April 2007

Members present:

Mr Jack Straw, in the Chair

Mr Paul Burstow, Philip Davies, Mr Greg Knight, Mark Lazarowicz, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Richard Shepherd, Sir Peter Soulsby, Sir Nicholas Winterton

1. Oral evidence

Strengthening the role of the backbencher and making better use of non-legislative time: Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, Chairman of Ways and Means, and Mr David Doig, Clerk of Bills, House of Commons; Rt Hon Michael Jack MP, Rt Hon Alan Williams MP, Dr Tony Wright MP, and Rt Hon Sir George Young MP gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 9th May at Ten past Three o'clock