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Select Committee on Foreign Affairs Seventh Report


PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

TUESDAY 11 JUNE

  [AFTERNOON SITTING]

Members present:

Mr Donald Anderson, in the Chair


Mr David ChidgeyMr Andrew Mackinlay
Sir Patrick CormackMr John Maples
Mr Fabian HamiltonMr Greg Pope
Mr Eric IllsleySir John Stanley

Draft Report (Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 9 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 10 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 11 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 12 to 17 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 18 read, amended and agreed to.

A paragraph—(The Chairman)—brought up, read the first and second time and inserted (now paragraph 19).

Paragraphs 19 and 20 (now paragraphs 20 and 21) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 21 (now paragraph 22) read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 22 and 23 (now paragraphs 23 and 24) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 24 to 49 (now paragraphs 25 to 50) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 50 (now paragraph 51) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 51 and 52 (now paragraphs 52 and 53) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 53 (now paragraph 54) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 54 and 55 (now paragraphs 55 and 56) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 56 (now paragraph 57) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 57 to 67 (now paragraphs 58 to 68) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 68 (now paragraph 69) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 69 to 100 (now paragraphs 70 to 101) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 101 (now paragraph 102) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 102 to 104 (now paragraphs 103 to 105) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 105 (now paragraph 106) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 106 to 117 (now paragraphs 107 to 118) read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 118 to 120 (now paragraphs 119 to 121) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 121 and 122 (now paragraphs 122 and 123) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 123 (now paragraph 124) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 124 (now paragraph 125) read and agreed to.

A paragraph—(Sir John Stanley)—brought up, read the first and second time and inserted (now paragraph 126).

Paragraphs 125 to 133 (now paragraphs 127 to 135) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 134 (now paragraph 136) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 135 to 148 (now paragraphs 137 to 150) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 149 read, as follows:

149. We deeply regret this action of the United States Administration. We acknowledge the concerns of the US, but we believe they could and should have been dealt with by diplomacy. We recommend that the Government seek to allay the concerns of the US Administration about the International Criminal Court, with a view to persuading it to reconsider its renunciation of the ICC Treaty.

Amendment proposed, in line 1, to leave out "We deeply regret this action of the United States Administration."—(Mr John Maples).

The Committee divided.

  Ayes, 3

Sir Patrick Cormack

Mr John Maples

Mr Greg Pope  

Noes, 5

Mr David Chidgey

Mr Fabian Hamilton

Mr Eric Illsley

Mr Andrew Mackinlay

Sir John Stanley

Question put, That the paragraph stand part of the Report.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 5

Mr David Chidgey

Mr Fabian Hamilton

Mr Eric Illsley

Mr Andrew Mackinlay

Sir John Stanley  

Noes, 3

Sir Patrick Cormack

Mr John Maples

Mr Greg Pope

Paragraph agreed to (now paragraph 151).

Paragraphs 150 to 167 (now paragraphs 152 to 169) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 168 (now paragraph 170) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 169 to 179 (now paragraphs 171 to 181) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 180 (now paragraph 182) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 181 and 202 (now paragraphs 183 and 204) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 203 (now paragraph 205) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 204 to 220 (now paragraphs 206 to 222) read and agreed to.

Paragraphs—(Sir John Stanley)—brought up, read the first and second time and inserted (now paragraphs 223 and 224).

Paragraphs 221 and 222 (now paragraphs 225 and 226) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 223 (now paragraph 227) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 224 to 227 (now paragraphs 228 to 231) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 228 (now paragraph 232) read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 229 to 237 (now paragraphs 233 to 241) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 238 (now paragraph 242) read, amended and agreed to.

Annex read, amended and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Seventh Report of the Committee to the House.

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

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 134 (Select Committees (reports)) be applied to the Report.

Several papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

  [Adjourned until Thursday 13 June at Ten o'clock.


 
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