COMMONS

Decisions 11 July 2012

Wednesday 11 July 2012 at 2pm in Committee Room 13

Members present:

John Thurso (in the Chair)
Sir Paul Beresford
Clive Betts
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Shailesh Vara

1. Matters arising from the informal note

The Chair reported that at its meeting on 25 June the Commission had agreed to: seek a debate in the House in October on the draft Estimate and the House’s medium-term financial plans; increase to the annual limit on Members’ postage and stationery to £8,650 and to transfer these costs to the Members Estimate from 2013/14; and endorse a package of changes to printing, publishing and purchasing arrangements relating to the House’s business papers and official publications.

2. Income generation plans

The Committee agreed its advice to the Commission on options to take forward the income generation strand of the Savings Programme.

3. Savings programme: Operations strand

The Committee considered a report on progress with the operations strand of the Savings Programme; noted that options for total annual savings of £9.1 million had been identified under this strand; and noted the proposed approach to consultation.

4. Termly report on Security

The Committee received an oral report.

5. Date and time of next meeting

Wednesday 5 September at 2.00pm.