19. Sub-Committee E (Law and Institutions), whose
members are listed in Appendix 1, invited three non-governmental
organisations, the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association
(ILPA), JUSTICE and Statewatch to comment on the draft Protocol
extending Eurodac to certain categories of illegal immigrant.
Their written submissions highlighted significant human rights
implications and problems of principle and practice arising from
the proposed extension of Eurodac to illegal immigrants. The views
of the Data Protection Registrar were also sought on the adequacy
of the data protection provisions. The Sub-Committee took oral
evidence from Kate Hoey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
at the Home Office, and Mrs Susan Hadland from the Asylum and
Appeals Policy Directorate of the Home Office. Their oral evidence
is supplemented by correspondence with the Sub-Committee and a
further explanatory Note.
20. The witnesses who gave oral or written evidence
are listed in Appendix 2. The text of the Dublin Convention, the
draft Eurodac Convention, the draft Protocol and the relevant
provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights are reproduced
in Appendix 3. The Committee's earlier correspondence regarding
the Eurodac Convention appears in Appendix 4. The evidence is
printed with the Report. We are grateful to all those who assisted
in this enquiry.