Select Committee on European Union Fortieth Report


Wednesday 5 July 2006


  Lord Avebury

  Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury

  Lord Dubs

  Baroness Henig

  Earl of Listowel

  Lord Marlesford

  Viscount Ullswater

  Lord Wright of Richmond (Chairman)

The Committee considered the draft Report.

Paragraphs 1 to 24 (now 23) were agreed to, with amendments.

It was moved by the Lord Marlesford to leave out paragraphs 25 and 26 (now
24 and 25), and to substitute:

The collection and use of biometrics to establish a reliable record of personal identity is expanding in many countries. This identification data should be available for any legitimate government purpose. It therefore makes sense for the police to have access to the Eurodac fingerprint database. It is important that the legality of this police access should be clearly established under EU and domestic law.

The Committee divided:

Contents  Not-contents

Lord Marlesford      Lord Avebury

          Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury

          Lord Dubs

          Lord Wright of Richmond

The amendment was disagreed to accordingly.

Paragraphs 27 (now 26) to 67 were agreed to, with amendments.

The Appendices were agreed to.

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