Decisions

Thursday 25 January 2007

Members present:

Sir Stuart Bell, in the Chair
Mr Clive Betts
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Frank Doran
Ms Barbara Keeley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Thomas McAvoy

1.  FINAL FORECAST OUTTURN 2006/07

The Committee agreed to recommend to the Commission that no Supplementary Estimate was needed for 2006/07.  Receipts in respect of legal settlements against both the Portcullis House and Norman Shaw South projects should be surrendered to the Consolidated Fund.

2.  FORMER MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

The Committee agreed to recommend to the Commission that the annual grant-in-aid for 2007/08 to the Association of Former Members of Parliament should be increased to £6,000 and that the annual grant should remain at the same level and not be increased again in the current Parliament.

3.  PRESS GALLERY REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

The Committee took note of a paper from the Serjeant at Arms.

[Adjourned till Thursday 22 February at 9.45 am.