Wednesday 18 January 2012 at 2pm in Committee Room 13
John Thurso (in the Chair)
Sir Alan Haselhurst
1. Supplementary Estimate
The Committee agreed, for submission to the Commission, a Supplementary Estimate reducing the 2011/12 Administration budget by £19.6 million, reflecting the increase in the valuation of the Parliamentary Estate. The Committee took note of the planned Vote on Account for 2012/13.
2. Market testing
The Committee took note of the paper on market testing, and agreed its advice to the Commission on the matter.
3. Palace of Westminster modernisation
The Committee agreed to recommend to the Commission that it approve in principle the approach and timescale set out in the paper, and agreed that the Committee would consider the programme’s progress once a year.
4. Draft report on proposed Standing Order
The Committee agreed the draft report.
5. Management of Metropolitan Police contract
The Committee considered the management of the Metropolitan Police contract.
6. Request from British-American Parliamentary Group (BAPG)
The Committee agreed not to recommend to the Commission a change in the planned level of funding for the BAPG.
7. Date and time of next meeting
Wednesday 22 February at 2.00 pm.