Formal Minutes

Tuesday 8 July 2008

Members present:

Keith Vaz, in the Chair
David T.C. Davies
Mrs Janet Dean
Margaret Moran
Gwyn Prosser
Bob Russell
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Counter-Terrorism Bill

The Committee considered this matter.

Policing in the 21st Century

The Committee considered this matter.

Committee’s future programme

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into knife crime.

Travel in a representative capacity

Resolved, That a member of the Committee have leave to attend the European Parliament meeting on immigration in Brussels in September in a representative capacity.

Visit to Reading Young Offenders Institution

The Committee considered this matter.

Managing Migration: Points-Based System

The Chairman declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to the inquiry as the husband of a solicitor and part-time judge.

Sir Andrew Green, Chair, Migration Watch UK; Sophie Barrett-Brown, Chair, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association; Ranjit Mathrani, Director, Masala World, and Jabez Lam, Co-ordinator, Chinese Immigration Concern Committee, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 15 July at 10.15 am.