Formal Minutes

Wednesday 12 Novemer 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mr Bob Laxton
Angus Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen

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 to 10.8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 11, Headnote Read. Amendment proposed in line 12, to leave out the words "Clear, but further information requested", and to insert the words "Do not clear; for debate in European Committee B". €” ( Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 2

Noes, 2

Mr James Clappison

Mr Bob Laxton

Mr Greg Hands

Angus Robertson

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraphs 11.1 to 16 read and agreed to,

[Adjourned till Wednesday 26 November at 2.30p.m.