Joint Ministerial Committee

Justice written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Shadow Secretary of State (Justice), Shadow Secretary of State

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

(1) what plenary and functional meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committee there have been since 1999; which Ministers attended; and what the subject matter was of each meeting;

(2) what the date is of the next scheduled plenary meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The Government are not at present proposing to organise a plenary meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC).

The JMC has met in various functional formats to discuss specific policy areas such as Health, Poverty, the Knowledge Economy and Europe. There have been at least 48 plenary and functional meetings of the JMC since 1999. Of these four subject areas, the JMC on Europe meets most regularly and is serviced by staff from the Cabinet Office. The Department does not hold a complete record of which Ministers have attended these meetings.

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