Decisions 11 February 2013

Monday 11 February 2013 at 5.15pm in Speaker’s House

Present:

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

1.  MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (MEC)

The Committee endorsed a protocol setting out the terms on which secondary mental health services for Members may be funded from the General Services Budget of the Members Estimate.

2.  EDUCATION CENTRE

The Commission agreed that further work should be undertaken to assess options for an interim Education Centre and asked to receive a further report in April.

3.  CATERING PRICES

The Commission agreed that further work should be undertaken on proposals to adjust catering prices in line with benchmarks and asked to receive a further report in April.

4.  LONDON LIVING WAGE

The Commission noted that in letting contracts it would be the policy of the House Service to include as a relevant consideration the payment of the London Living Wage to contract staff routinely employed on the Parliamentary Estate as one way by which employers might best maintain skilled and stable teams.

5.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 18 March at 5.00pm in Speaker’s House.