Decisions 3 June 2013

Monday 3 June 2013 at 5pm in Speaker’s House

Present:

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

1.  FINANCIAL REMIT 2014/15–2017/18

The Commission agreed a remit for the forthcoming financial planning round; agreed that the existing savings target for 2014/15 should be recalibrated to reflected transfers between estimates; agreed that the Finance and Services Committee should continue to look for opportunities to make further efficiencies and ensure value for money in the delivery of services; and agreed that future funding for enhanced scrutiny and related functions should not necessarily be financed from within existing budgets.

2.  CATERING PRICES

The Commission agreed a revised mechanism for setting catering prices and that there should be annual targets for the overall gross profit margin and net cost of the Catering Service; agreed that changes to prices should take place on 1 August and at six monthly intervals thereafter; and agreed that for the remainder of this parliament, the published figures for the net cost of the catering service should continue to include the net profit from retail activities.

3.  RESPECT POLICY

The Commission considered the issue.

4.  EDUCATION CENTRE—PROGRESS

The Commission took note of the paper and asked for a further report in October.

5.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS

The Commission agreed to write to the Committee on Standards regarding All-Party Parliamentary Groups.

6.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 24 June at 4.30pm in Speaker’s House.