Formal minutes

Tuesday 9 May 2006

Members present:

Mr Richard Benyon
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Shahid Malik
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Mr Richard Spring
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr David Winnick was called to the Chair.

The Committee's future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

Sentencing Guidelines: Custody plus

The Committee considered this matter.

Immigration Control Inquiry

Dominic Scott, Chief Executive, UKCOSA: the Council for International Education, and Dr Karen Wilson gave oral evidence.

Resolved, That the Committee should now sit in private.

Louise Massamba, Andr© Massamba and Judy Ahmadi, Brides Without Borders, gave oral evidence.

Ordered, That the public be now re-admitted.

Mark Rimmer, Superintendent Registrar, London Borough of Brent, Derek Beoku-Betts, Director of legal casework, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Pragna Patel, Chair, Southall Black Sisters; and Dr John Simmonds, British Association for Adoption and Fostering, Debbie Ariyo, Director, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse, and Nathan Glew and Oyewo Ekelemu, Southwark Social Services, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 16 May at Ten o'clock.