Decisions

Thursday 28 January 2010

Members present:

Sir Stuart Bell (in the Chair)
Mr Clive Betts
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Frank Doran
Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst
Rt Hon John Spellar

1. INDUSTRY AND PARLIAMENT TRUST

The Committee agreed to consider at a future meeting a further paper from the Trust with more detailed information on its proposal for funding from the House.

2. FUNDING OF PARLIAMENTARY BROADCASTING

The Committee agreed to report to the Commission the differing views on the options for the funding of parliamentary broadcasting. It agreed to recommend that the broadcasters should continue to be asked to pay for camera operators to cover committee meetings for which they wanted coverage, and that production should continue to be contracted out.

3. CPA CONFERENCE

The Committee asked to receive more robust costings as firmer evidence became available. It agreed that the Chairman should write to the CPA UK Branch supporting its proposal that the length of the conference be reduced.

4. FINAL FORECAST OUTTURN AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE

The Committee agreed to recommend to the Commission a Supplementary Estimate of £40 million resource reflecting the revaluation of the Parliamentary Estate.

[Adjourned till Thursday 4 March 2010 at 9.50am.