Future inter-parliamentary scrutiny of EU foreign, defence and security policy - Foreign Affairs Committee Contents

Formal Minutes

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Members present:

Richard Ottaway, in the Chair
Mr John Baron
Sir Menzies Campbell
Ann Clwyd
Mike Gapes
Andrew Rosindell
Mr Frank Roy
Sir John Stanley
Rory Stewart

Draft Report (Future inter-parliamentary scrutiny of EU foreign, defence and security policy), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 6 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 7 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 9 read, as follows:

We recommend that a Motion should be placed before the House for decision, requesting Mr Speaker to present to the EU Speakers' Conference in April 2011 the proposal set out in the Annex to this Report.

Amendment proposed, in line 1, after "decision", to insert "on a free vote".—(Sir John Stanley.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Sir Menzies Campbell

Ann Clwyd

Sir John Stanley

Rory Stewart

Noes, 4

Mr John Baron

Mike Gapes

Andrew Rosindell

Mr Frank Roy

Whereupon the Chair declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraph agreed to.

Paragraph 10 agreed to.

Annex and Summary agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee to the House.

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

Written evidence was ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 19 January at 2.00 pm.

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