Formal Minutes

Tuesday 19 February 2008

Members present:

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

Domestic Violence

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That Mrs Ann Cryer take the Chair of the Committee at the meeting on 21 February.

Policing in the 21st Century

The Committee considered this matter.

Human trafficking (overseas visit)

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee visit Moscow and Kiev in connection with the inquiry, and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the visit.


The Committee considered this matter.

Domestic violence

Nicola Harwin, Women's Aid, Sandra Horley, Refuge, and Jasvinder Sanghera, Karma Nirvana; and Jo Todd, Respect, Mark Coulter, Male Advice Line, Ben Jamal, Domestic Violence Intervention Project, gave oral evidence.

The Government's Counter-Terrorism Bill

Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department, David Ford, Head of the Counter-Terrorism Bill Team, and Jill Tan, Policy Lead for RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act), Home Office, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Thursday 21 February at 12.45 pm.