Formal minutes

Tuesday 9 January 2007

Members present:

Mr John Denham, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

German Presidency Conference

Ordered, That the Chairman and Clerk visit Berlin in May to attend the Conference of Home Affairs Committee Chairpersons.

Provisional Report from Opinion Leader Research

The Committee considered this matter.

EU Issues inquiry

Chief Constable Paul Kernaghan CBE, QPM, and Superintendent Mike Flynn, Director, Joint Operational Authority, Association of Chief Police Officers, Mr Michel Quille, Deputy Director, Corporate Governance Department, European Police Office (Europol), and Mr Bill Hughes, Director General, and Mr Rob Wainwright, Deputy Director, International Directorate, Serious and Organised Crime Agency, gave oral evidence.

Ms Sally Ireland, Senior Legal Officer (Criminal Justice), JUSTICE, and Ms Julie Bateman, Justice and Home Affairs Policy Adviser, The Law Society, gave oral evidence.

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