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THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2000

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Mr Paul Stinchcombe

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 12 December at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2000

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mr Ian Cawsey
Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Marsha Singh
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 19 December at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER 2000

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mr Ian Cawsey
Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Bob Russell
Mr Marsha Singh
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 9 January at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 9 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Chairman visit Sweden on 22–23 February in a representative capacity to attend a conference organised by the Swedish Parliament on the subject of asylum and migration.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the visit.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 16 January at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 16 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Mr Marsha Singh
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Government reply to the Fourth Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 1999–2000, on Blantyre House Prison), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Resolved, That the Committee takes note of the Additional Protocol to the Sangatte Protocol (Cm 5015 cf. p ix and Red Book p 94), submitted in accordance with the Second Report of the Procedure Committee 1999–2000 HC210, entitled Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That Mr Howarth and Mr Cawsey visit Brussels on Wednesday 21 March in a representative capacity to attend the annual debate of the European Parliament Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee visit Feltham Young Offenders Institute on 6 March in connection with its inquiry into Young Offenders Institutions.—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Wednesday 17 January at half-past Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Marsha Singh
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 23 January at quarter to Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 23 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Marsha Singh
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Mr David Winnick

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr David Winnick was called to the Chair.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report on Border Controls, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the First Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 163–I, pp lxi–lxiv).)

Work of the Lord Chancellor's Department: the Rt Hon Lord Irvine of Lairg, QC, Lord Chancellor, and Sir Hayden Phillips, KCB, Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 6 February at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Michael Fabricant
Mr Gerald Howarth
Bob Russell
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee take evidence from Mr Martin Narey, the Director General, HM Prison Service, on the Prison Service.

Draft Special Report (Drugs and the Law: Government Response to the Police Foundation's Independent Inquiry into the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Criminal Records Bureau: Mr Derek Twine, Chief Executive, The Scout Association, and Mrs Terry Ryall, Chief Executive, The Guide Association, were examined.

Bob Russell declared a non-pecuniary interest as secretary of the Parliamentary All-Party Scout Group and a member of the Parliamentary All-Party Guide Group.

Gill Haynes, Chief Executive, the National Childminding Association of England and Wales, was examined.

Mr Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, and Mr Adam Gaines, Director of Public Affairs, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, and Helen Reeve, Director, and Mr Andy Forster, Information and Development Officer, National Association of Volunteer Bureaux, were examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 12 February at quarter to Five o'clock.

MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mr Ian Cawsey
Mr Michael Fabricant
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Bob Russell
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Criminal Records Bureau: Mr Charles Clarke MP, Minister for State, Home Office, Mr Bernard Herdan, Chief Executive, Criminal Records Bureau, and Mr Bob Wright, Head of Criminal Records Section, Action Against Crime and Disorder Unit, Home Office, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 13 February at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mr Michael Fabricant
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Martin Linton
Mr Humfrey Malins
Bob Russell
Mr Marsha Singh
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Work of the Committee in the 1997 Parliament), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Report be the Third Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

The Prison Service: Mr Martin Narey, Director General, and Mr Phil Wheatley, Deputy Director General, HM Prison Service, were examined.

Criminal Records Bureau: Mrs Elizabeth France, Data Protection Commissioner, and Mr Jonathan Bamford, Assistant Commissioner, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 20 March at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mr Ian Cawsey
Mr Gerald Howarth
Bob Russell
Mr Marsha Singh
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report on the Criminal Records Bureau, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the consideration of the Report are published in the Second Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 227, p xvii).)

[Adjourned till Tuesday 27 March at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Gerald Howarth
Bob Russell
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Government reply to the First Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2000–01 on Border Controls), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Report be the Fourth Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 24 April at quarter past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Martin Linton
Bob Russell
Mr David Winnick

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee visit Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and Oxford on 1 May to study the use of youth shelters in reduction of crime.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee records its appreciation of Robin Corbett's chairmanship of the Committee.—(Mr Howarth.)

[Adjourned to a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman.

TUESDAY 3 MAY 2001

Members present:

Mr Robin Corbett, in the Chair

Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Martin Linton

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Government reply to the Second Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2000–01, on the Criminal Records Bureau), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Report be the Fifth Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

[The Committee adjourned.

 
 
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