HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c89W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what will be the name of the replacement committee dealing with matters arising from Title VI of the consolidated Treaty on European Union, Articles 29–42 concerning police and judicial co-operation on criminal matters; who will represent the UK at its meetings; and how frequently it is planned to meet; [86233]

(2) whom he plans to appoint to the co-ordinating Committee of officials established by article 31 of the Treaty on European Union, whose duty it is to prepare for deliberations of the Council of Ministers concerning judicial and police co-operation in criminal matters. [85675]

Mr. Straw

The new co-ordinating Committee established by Article 36 of the revised Treaty on European Union has no formal title but is known informally as the Article 36 Committee. The United Kingdom representative is Mr. John Warne of the Organised and International Crime Directorate in the Home Office. It is for the Presidency of the day to determine how frequently the Committee meets, but we would expect there to be meetings at approximately monthly intervals.