Formal Minutes

Tuesday 26 July 2007

Members present:

Mr Jeremy Browne
Mrs Ann Cryer
Patrick Mercer
Martin Salter
Keith Vaz
Mr David Winnick

Resolved, That, at this day's sitting, David Winnick do take the Chair of the Committee during consideration of the first two items on the agenda.-(Mrs Ann Cryer.)

New Member (Declaration of Interests)

Mr Vaz disclosed his interests, pursuant to the Resolution of the House of 13 July 1992,

as follows:

1. Current entry in the Register of Members' Interests:

Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I am invited from time to time into the directors' box at Leicester City Football Club to watch matches.

Overseas visits
26-30 August 2006, to Yemen, as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen, for meetings in Sana'a and Aden. I was the guest of the Yemeni Government who paid the costs of the visit. (Registered 14 September 2006)

Land and Property
I own a property at 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is used as my constituency office.
I receive rental income from a flat in London.

2. Other interests declared:

Mr Vaz declared an interest as a non-practising barrister. He also declared that his wife was a solicitor and part-time judge.

Chair of the Committee

The Committee considered this matter.

Keith Vaz was called to the Chair.

Meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Committees' Chairs, Lisbon, 9-10 September

The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That the Chairman and a member of Committee staff visit Lisbon in September

to attend the meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Committees' Chairs in a representative capacity, and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee in connection with the visit.

Future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 9 October at Ten o'clock.