Decisions 16 May 2011

Monday 16 May 2011 at 5pm in Speaker’s House

Present:

The Speaker, in the Chair
Rt Hon Hilary Benn
S
ir Paul Beresford
John Thurso
Sir George Young (Leader of the House)

1.  ACCOMMODATION POLICY AND PROPOSALS

The Commission agreed the proposals in the paper and amended and agreed the proposed accommodation policy.

2.  ELIGIBILITY TO USE THE NURSERY

The Commission agreed to extend eligibility to use the nursery to (i) Peers, Peers’ staff and House of Lords staff and (ii) civil servants with parliamentary passes, restricted in the latter case to 12 month contracts.

3.  MEAC TERMS OF REFERENCE (MEC)

The Committee agreed new terms of reference for the Members Estimate Audit Committee.

4.  EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (MEC)

The Committee agreed that Mr Speaker should raise with IPSA the matter of assistance for Members in respect of employment tribunals.

5.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 20 June at 4.30pm in Speaker’s House.