Formal Minutes

Monday 29th November 2004

Members present:

Mr Peter Hain, in the Chair

Barbara Follett, Mr Oliver Heald, Mr David Kidney, Martin Linton, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, Anne Picking, Mr Peter Pike, Joan Ruddock, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Paul Tyler, Sir Nicholas Winterton

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report [Connecting Parliament with the Public: the House of Commons Commission's Response to the Committee's First Report, Session 2003-04], proposed by the Chairman, brought up, 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.

Resolved, That the Committee do visit Helsinki in connection with its inquiry into Scrutiny of European Business.-(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Chairman do seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the said visit.

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 8th December at half-past Three o'clock.