Welsh Affairs Committee Formal Minutes

WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2005

Members present:

Mr Martyn Jones, in the Chair

Mr Martin Caton
Dr Hwyel Francis
Huw Edwards
Mrs Betty Williams
Julie Morgan
Mr Roger Williams

The Committee deliberated.

Police Service, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales: Hazel Blears MP, Minister of State for Crime Reduction, Policing, Community Safety, Counter-Terrorism and Resilience Issues, John Bader, Director, Social Justice & Regeneration Department, and Joanna Jordan, Acting Director of the Community Safety Unit, Welsh Assembly Government were examined.

The Committee further deliberated.

Manufacturing and Trade in Wales The Committee agreed the Chairman’s draft Report, and agreed to publish it on Thursday 24 February. The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Second Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, Session 2004-05, (HC446, p53).

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [HL]:The Committee agreed the Chairman’s draft Report, and agreed to publish it on Monday 21 February. The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Third Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, Session 2004-05, (HC234, p18).

[Adjourned till Wednesday 23 February at a quarter past Two o’clock.