Formal Minutes

Wednesday 24th January 2007

Members present:

Mr Jack Straw, in the Chair

Mr Paul Burstow, Ms Dawn Butler, Ann Coffey, Mr Greg Knight, Mark Lazarowicz, Mrs Theresa May, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Richard Shepherd, Paddy Tipping, Sir Nicholas Winterton, Mr Iain Wright

1. Strengthening the role of the backbencher

The Committee considered this matter.

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

The Committee considered this matter.

2. The Committee's programme of work

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 31st January at half-past Ten o'clock.