COMMONS

Decisions 26 January 2011

Wednesday 26 January 2011 at 2pm in Committee Room 13

Members present:

John Thurso (in the Chair)
Sir Paul Beresford
Clive Betts
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Robert Flello
James Gray
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Lindsay Hoyle
Jonathan Reynolds
Iain Wright

1. Works spending, including termly report

The Committee took note of the paper.

2. Next stage of Savings programme: Redesign of services and organisation

The Committee agreed that:

  • it would make recommendations to the House of Commons Commission by 21 March on how the redesigning of services and organisation should be approached and on the possibilities for income generation;
  • it favoured the approach of assessing every House service at the start of the process of redesign in order to establish objectives and a programme of work;
  • it favoured a strong emphasis on income generation;
  • papers should be provided by the Management Board or Directors General on the reasons for increases in the House’s spending in the previous five years, on the drivers of costs more generally, on the services provided (distinguishing each separate service), and on income generation;
  • it would meet on Wednesday 16 February at 2pm to consider the savings programme further.

3. Termly report on Security

The Committee took note of the paper.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 16 February at 2pm.