Formal Minutes

Wednesday 24 October 2007

Members present:

Chris Bryant, Ms Dawn Butler, Ann Coffey, Philip Davies, Mr George Howarth, Mark Lazarowicz, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Richard Shepherd, Sir Peter Soulsby, Sir Nicholas Winterton

In the temporary absence of the Chairman, Sir Nicholas Winterton was called to the Chair for the meeting.

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

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into scrutiny of the draft Queen's Speech.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into regional accountability.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into recall and dissolution.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into debating departmental objectives and annual reports.

2. The draft legislative programme

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 14 November at half past Nine o'clock.