Decisions 29 October 2012

Monday 29 October 2012 at 5.30pm in Speaker’s House

Present:

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

1.  ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEES

The Commission took note of the annual report of the Administration Estimate Audit Committee for 2011/12.

The Committee took note of the annual report of the Members Estimate Audit Committee for 2011/12.

The Commission and the Committee agreed to appoint Barbara Scott, an external Member of the Management Board, as a member of the audit committees from January 2013.

2.  APPOINTMENT OF LAY MEMBERS OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE

The Commission agreed its nomination to the House of three lay members of the Committee on Standards and agreed to publish its report.

3.  GOVERNANCE OF THE ARMED FORCES PARLIAMENTARY SCHEME

The Commission noted the intention of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme to establish itself as a company limited by guarantee and for that company to seek charitable status.

4.  RESTORATION AND RENEWAL OF THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

The Commission agreed to publish the report of the Pre-Feasibility Study Group together with a statement setting out the Commission’s position.

5.  DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

The following meeting dates were agreed for 2013:
21 January
11 February
18 March
29 April
20 May
24 June
15 July
9 September
21 October
25 November
16 December.

6.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 26 November at 4.30pm in Speaker’s House.