The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr Andrew Lansley (Leader of the House)
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:
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.