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European Union - Ninth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 20 February 2007.


Terms of Reference

FOREWORD—What this Report is about

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Background—The development of the Schengen Database

Chapter 3: How the system works in practice

Chapter 4: Management of the system

Chapter 5: Access to data

Chapter 6: Data protection and data processing rules

Chapter 7: United Kingdom access to immigration data

Chapter 8: Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Sub-Committee (Home Affairs)

Appendix 2: Call for evidence

Appendix 3: List of witnesses

Appendix 4: List of abbreviations

Appendix 5: Other reports from the Select Committee


Wednesday 11 October 2006

Wednesday 18 October 2006

Wednesday 25 October 2006

Wednesday 1 November 2006

Wednesday 22 November 2006

Monday 27 November 2006

Tuesday 28 November 2006

Wednesday 29 November 2006

Mr Mike Fitzpatrick, Programme Director, Schengen Information System Programme; Mr Jonathan Sweet, International Directorate; Mr Kevan Norris, Legal Adviser and Mr Marek Rejman-Greene, Senior Biometrics Adviser, Scientific Development Branch, Home Office.

Oral evidence, 11 October 2006

Supplementary written evidence

Professor Kees Groenendijk, Ms Evelien Brouwer, Professor Theo de Roos,

the Meijers Committee (Standing Committee of Experts on International Immigration, Refugee and Criminal Law)and Professor Elspeth Guild, Immigration Law Practioners' Association (ILPA) Written evidence Meijers Committee

Written evidence Immigration Law Practioners' Association (ILPA)

Oral evidence, 18 October 2006

Mr Peter Thompson, Head of European and International Division, and Ms Harriet Nowell-Smith, Legal Adviser, Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA)

Oral evidence, 25 October 2006

Mr David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner and Mr Jonathan Bamford, Assistant Commissioner, Information Commissioner's Office

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 25 October 2006

Mr Philip Geering, Director of Policy and Ms Carmen Dowd, Head of Special Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS); Superintendent Mike Flynn, Director, Joint Operational Authority, SIRENE UK; and Mr Rob Wainwright, Head of International Department, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

Oral evidence, 1 November 2006

Rt Hon Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA)

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 22 November 2006

Dr Wolfgang von Pommer Esche, Head of Unit, Police Intelligence Service,

Federal Data Protection Office, Bonn

Oral evidence, 27 November 2006

Mr Gerrit Huybreghts, Directorate-General, Justice and Home Affairs,
Council Secretariat

Oral evidence, 27 November 2006

Mr Jonathan Faull, Director, Dr Frank Paul, Head of Unit, and Mrs Marie-Hélène Boulanger, Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 27 November 2006

Supplementary written evidence

Mr Daniel Drewer, Europol Data Protection Officer

Oral evidence, 28 November 2006

Mrs Laura Yli-Vakkuri, Chair of Schengen Acquis Working Party

Oral evidence, 28 November 2006

Joan Ryan MP, Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State, Home Office

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 29 November 2006

Supplementary written evidence



Note: References in the text of the Report are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence

(p) refers to a page of written evidence

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