Formal Minutes

Wednesday 22nd November 2006

Members present:

Mr Jack Straw, in the Chair

Ann Coffey, Mr George Howarth, Mark Lazarowicz, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Richard Shepherd, Paddy Tipping, Sir Nicholas Winterton

1. The Committee's programme of work (choice of inquiries)

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into strengthening the role of the backbencher.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into making better use of non-legislative time.

2. The Committee's programme of work

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 6th December at half-past Ten o'clock.