Decisions 16 July 2012

Monday 16 July 2012 at 4.30pm in Speaker’s House

Present:

The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Paul Beresford
Frank Doran
Angela Eagle
John Thurso
Sir George Young (Leader of the House)

1.  PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR STANDARDS

Following interviews with the short-listed candidates, the Commission agreed who it wished to nominate as the next Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, and agreed to report the nomination to the House.

2.  INCOME GENERATION PLANS

The Commission agreed its approach to the development of the income generation strand of the Savings Programme.

3.  RESPONSE TO THE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE’S REPORTS

The Commission agreed its response to the Administration Committee’s reports on Visitor Access and Facilities and Television: Rules of Coverage (HC13 and HC14 2012–13).

4.  AEAC/MEAC TERMS OF REFERENCE (Commission/MEC)

The Commission agreed revised terms of reference for the Administration Estimate Audit Committee.

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

5.  WATER IN COMMITTEE ROOMS

The Commission noted that the trial use of water carafes in Portcullis House committee rooms had been successful, and that the approach would now become normal practice in that building at no additional cost.

6.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS

The Commission asked the Clerk of the House to provide a note assessing the impact on House staff of the changes in sitting hours that were agreed on 11 July.

7.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 10 September at 5pm in Speaker’s House.