Constitutional Affairs Committee

Formal minutes

Tuesday 18 January 2005

Members present:

Mr A J Beith, in the Chair

Peter Bottomley

Mr Clive Soley

Ross Cranston

Keith Vaz

Mr Hilton Dawson


The Committee deliberated.

Family Justice: the operation of the family courts: Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs and Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families, Department for Education and Skills, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 25 January at 9.15am