Constitutional Affairs Committee

Formal minutes

Tuesday 1 March 2005

Members present:

Mr A J Beith in the Chair

Peter Bottomley

Mr Clive Soley

James Clappison

Keith Vaz

Ross Cranston

Dr Alan Whitehead

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, that the Committee do take evidence from the Attorney General in connection with it's inquiry into The operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

Legal aid: asylum appeals; Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs.

The operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission; Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor and Alex Allan, Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs.

[Adjourned till 8 March at 9.15am