Constitutional Affairs Committee

Formal minutes

Wednesday 9 February 2005

Members present:

Mr A J Beith, in the Chair

Peter Bottomley

Mrs Ann Cryer

Ross Cranston


The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That memoranda received in relation to the Committee's inquiry into The operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) be reported to the House.

Legal aid: asylum appeals: Roger Smith, Director, JUSTICE, Emma Saunders, Tribunal Team Leader, Refugee Legal Centre, Mark Henderson, Bar Council, Vicky Guedalla, Executive Committee, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and Alison Stanley, Immigration Law Committee, Law Society, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 22 February at 9.15am