Decisions

Thursday 22 January 2009

Members present:

Sir Stuart Bell (in the Chair)
Mr Clive Betts
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mary Creagh
Mr Frank Doran
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Tommy McAvoy

1. HISTORY OF PARLIAMENT TRUST ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS

The Committee agreed to recommend the freezing of the History of Parliament Trust's funding for the next financial year at the current level, and to reconsider the Trust's funding requirement in a year's time.

2. FINANCIAL MEMORANDUM FOR CPA

The Committee endorsed the Chairman's draft letter indicating that the CPA would receive funding on the basis of the existing financial memorandum.

3. FINAL FORECAST OUTTURN FOR 2008-09

The Committee took note of the paper.

4. CARBON OFFSET PAYMENTS

The Committee took note of the paper.

5. WIRELESS ACCESS IN COMMITTEE ROOMS AND MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION

The Committee agreed that providing wireless access in committee rooms was a priority, provided it could be done within existing budgets.

6. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

COMMITTEE'S ROLE

The Chairman updated the Committee on proposals for the respective roles of the Finance and Services Committee and the new Committee on Members' Allowances.

[Adjourned till Thursday 12 February 2009 at 9.50 am.