Formal Minutes |
Thursday 28 February 2008
Mr Alan Williams, in the Chair
|Mr James Arbuthnot
Mr Alan Beith
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Andrew Dismore
Dr Hywel Francis
Mr Michael Jack
|Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Barry Sheerman
Dr Phyllis Starkey
Mr John Whittingdale
Sir George Young
The Committee considered this matter.
Draft Report (Pre-appointment hearings by select
committees), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.
Ordered, That the draft
Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.
Paragraph 1 to 10 read and agreed to.
Paragraph 11 read, amended and agreed to.
Paragraph 12 read.
Amendment proposed, in line 8, after "restrictive."
to delete "Personal" and insert the words, "We
recognise that individuals appointed to public positions must
sympathise with the objectives of, and the Government's aspirations
for, the work of the organisation to which they are appointed.
Question, That the Amendment be made, put and negatived.
Paragraph 13 to 16 read and agreed to.
Annexes agreed to.
Resolved, That the Report,
as amended, be the First Report of the Committee to the House.
Ordered, That the Chairman
do make the Report to the House.
[Adjourned till Thursday 27 March at 9.30 am.