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Joint Ministerial Committee (Domestic)

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government who represented them and each of the devolved Administrations at the Joint Ministerial Committee (Domestic) held on 13 May 2009; what subjects were discussed; and what outcomes were agreed. [HL3770]

The Joint Ministerial Committee (Domestic) met for the second time on 14 May, after its inaugural meeting on 11 March 2009. Her Majesty's Government were represented by the Ministers for Immigration and the Northern Ireland Office, and the Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State for Wales and Scotland. From the Welsh Assembly Government, the First and Deputy First Ministers attended, from the Northern Ireland Executive the First Minister and a junior Minister in the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister attended, and from the Scottish Executive the Ministers for Culture, External Relations and the Constitution and for Schools and Skills attended. The Secretary of State for Wales was in the chair and the meeting discussed managed migration, agreeing further collaboration would be important.