Formal Minutes

Wednesday 5 March 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr David S Borrow
Ms Katy Clark
Jim Dobbin
Mr Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Bob Laxton
Mr Anthony Steen
Richard Younger Ross

1. Private Deliberative Session

2. The Committee met in public for the scrutiny of documents

Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 8.13 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 9, Headnote read. Amendment proposed in line 9, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "Not Cleared". €” (Mr Anthony Steen.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 2

Noes, 4

Mr Anthony Steen

Mr David S Borrow

Richard Younger-Ross

Jim Dobbin

Mr Keith Hill

Bob Laxton

Headnote agreed to.

Paragraphs 9.1 to 12 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixteenth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 12 March at 2.30 p.m.