COMMONS

Decisions 5 September 2012

Wednesday 5 September 2012 at 2pm in Committee Room 13

Members present:

John Thurso (in the Chair)
Sir Paul Beresford
Clive Betts
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
James Gray
Sir Alan Haselhurst
George Howarth
Lindsay Hoyle

1. Matters arising from the informal note

The Chair had appeared before the Procedure Committee on 17 July to discuss the proposed Standing Order.  On 4 September he had responded on behalf of the House of Commons Commission to a debate in Westminster Hall on the Administration Committee’s report on Visitor Access and Facilities.

2. MFTP: High-level issues and draft report

The Committee took note of the emerging Medium-term Financial Plan and agreed the format for a report to the House on the MTFP and the draft Estimate.

3. Monitoring report: April-July 2012/13

The Committee took note of the report.

4. NATO PA Standing Committee 2015

The Committee considered a request for contingent funding to allow the UK NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegation to offer the UK as hosts for the NATO PA Standing Committee in 2015, and agreed its advice to the House of Commons Commission.

5. Committee working: iPads

The Committee agreed to return to the matter at a future meeting.

6. Date and time of next meeting

Wednesday 24 October at 2.00pm.