Formal minutes

Tuesday 23 January 2007

Members present:

Mr Richard Benyon
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Martin Salter
Mr David Winnick

In the absence of the Chairman, Mrs Janet Dean was called to the Chair.

Work of the Committee in 2005-06

The Committee considered this matter.

EU issues

Ordered, That Ms Lis Bates, Committee Specialist, attend in a representative capacity a conference in Berlin on "procedural issues in the EU" on 20-22 February.

Mr Mike Kennedy, President, Eurojust, and Mr Tim Workman, Senior District Judge and Chief Magistrate (England and Wales) gave oral evidence.

Mr David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner, and Mr Lee Taylor, Guidance and Promotion Manager, Office of the Information Commissioner, Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex, and Ms Belinda Lewis, Ms Harriet Nowell-Smith, and Mr Peter Thompson, Department for Constitutional Affairs, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Thursday 1 February at Ten o'clock.