Decisions 25 March 2013

Monday 25 March 2013 at 5pm 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.  RESPECT POLICY

The Commission considered the paper and asked for further work to be undertaken.

2.  DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: UP-DATE

The Commission took note of the paper.

3.  RESOURCING OF THE INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

The Commission agreed that it was willing in principle to take on responsibility for grant aiding the ISC and asked the House Service to undertake detailed work in partnership with the House of Lords to determine appropriate governance, financial and staffing arrangements that were consistent with the principles that apply to other bodies grant funded by the House.

4.  CORPORATE BUSINESS PLAN

The Commission amended and approved the House Service’s Corporate Business Plan for 2013/14 to 2015/16.

5.  2013/14 MAIN ESTIMATE

The Commission agreed to reduce the resource element of the 2013/14 House of Commons: Administration Estimate from £220 million to £218 million as a result of the transfer of the cost of Members’ stationery and pre-paid envelopes to the House of Commons: Members Estimate as agreed by the House on 20 March.

6.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS

The Commission was up-dated on progress with the negotiations relating to pay and reward for House staff.

7.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 29 April at 4.30pm in Speaker’s House.