COMMONS

Decisions 13 November 2012

Tuesday 13 November 2012 at 2pm in Committee Room 13

Members present:

John Thurso (in the Chair)
Sir Paul Beresford
Clive Betts
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Robert Flello
George Howarth
Lindsay Hoyle

1. Matters arising from the informal note

The Committee agreed to proceed with the proposed standing order relating to motions with financial consequences for the House on the basis suggested by the Procedure Committee.

2. Funding for Inter-Parliamentary Groups

The Committee noted progress in implementing the new financial regime for the Inter-Parliamentary Bodies and asked the BAPG to provide further evidence to support its funding bid for 2013/14.

3. Staff pensions

The Committee agreed to recommend to the Commission that the proposed merger of the HoCSPS with the PCSPS proceed, subject to negotiation of terms, and that reductions in expenditure resulting from the merger should be counted as savings.

4. Security: Termly report including review of MPS Contract

The Committee took note of the report.

5. Financial monitoring report: Quarter 2

The Committee took note of the report.

6. Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

The Committee took note of the report and asked the Director General, Facilities to provide an assessment of how the work to develop the options appraisal might best be undertaken.

7. Estates termly report

The Committee took note of the report.

8. Dates of future meetings

The Committee agreed to meet on the following dates in 2013:

  • 16 January
  • 6 February
  • 13 March
  • 24 April
  • 15 May
  • 19 June
  • 10 July
  • 4 September
  • 16 October
  • 20 November
  • 11 December.

9. Date and time of next meeting

Wednesday 5 December at 2.00pm.