Formal Minutes

Tuesday 5 February 2008

Members present:

Keith Vaz, in the Chair
Ms Karen Buck
Mr James Clappison
Mrs Ann Cryer
David T.C. Davies
Mrs Janet Dean
Patrick Mercer
Gwyn Prosser
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

Domestic Violence

The Committee considered this matter

Visit to Hackney by members of the Committee

The Committee considered this matter.

Covert recording of conversations at HMP Woodhill

The Committee considered this matter.

Liaison Committee meeting on 31 January 2008 (Committee travel)

The Committee considered this matter.

Human Trafficking

The Committee considered this matter.

Klara Skrivankova, Anti-Slavery International, gave oral evidence.

Resolved, That the Committee now sit in private.

The witness withdrew

Human Trafficking (overseas visit)

Resolved, That [pursuant to the decisions of the Liaison Committee of 31 January 2008,] the Committee visit Moscow, Kiev and Lithuania in connection with the inquiry, and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the said visit.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 19 February at 10.15 am.