Decisions

Thursday 13 November 2008

Members present:

Sir Stuart Bell, in the Chair
Mr Clive Betts
Mr Paul Burstow
Mary Creagh
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Ms Barbara Keeley
Mr Tommy McAvoy

1. SECURITY-RELATED EXPENDITURE: TERMLY REPORT

The Committee took note of a paper by the Department of Resources.

2. MID-YEAR FINANCIAL FORECAST AND OUTTURN

The Committee took note of a paper by the Department of Resources.

3. THREE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN

The Committee took note of a paper by the Department of Resources and agreed to recommend to the Commission the Management Board's option 2, but with the omission of e-petitions from the proposed service improvements. It also agreed to recommend to the Commission that there be an annual debate on the House's budget to determine priorities, particularly as regards planned new areas of expenditure.

4. CPA CENTENARY CONFERENCE BUDGET

The Committee took note of a funding bid for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 2011 and agreed to recommend that the Commission approve the bid, subject to a reduction in the contingency from 10% to 5% and to steps being taken to try to reduce the total cost to £2 million.

5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE INFORMAL NOTE

The Committee agreed that this item should be at the beginning of the agenda in future.

6. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

The Committee agreed to meet on 22 January, 12 February, 19 March, 30 April, 21 May, 18 June and 9 July.

[Adjourned till Thursday 11 December 2008 at 10.15 am.