Select Committee on European Scrutiny Minutes of Proceedings Report


  WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2001

  Members present:

  Mr Jimmy Hood, in the Chair


Roger CasaleMr Mark Hendrick
Mr William CashMiss Anne McIntosh
Mr Michael ConnartyAngus Robertson
Tony CunninghamMr Anthony Steen
Jim DobbinMr Bill Tynan


The Committee deliberated.

Democracy and Accountability in the EU and the Role of National Parliaments: Tony Bunyan, Director, Steve Peers, Reader in Law, Essex University, and Professor Deirdre Curtin, University of Utrecht, Statewatch, were examined.

Mark Leonard, Director and Tom Arbuthnott, European Programme Researcher, The Foreign Policy Centre, were examined.

Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1.1 to 5.22 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5.23 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 6.1 to 15 read and agreed to.

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

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

Draft Special Report [Government Observations on the Fifth Report from the Committee of Session 2001-02 on the Convention to prepare for the 2004 Inter-governmental Conference] brought up, read the first and second time and agreed to.

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

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


  [Adjourned till Wednesday 9 January at half-past Ten o'clock.





 
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