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House of Commons Commission decisions – 10 February 2014

11 February 2014

Present:

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

Speaker's Parliamentary Placement Scheme

The Commission agreed to fund revised arrangements for administering the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme.

Support for Members' Staff

The Committee deliberated.

Pay negotiations: update

The Commission took note of a paper from the Director General, Human Resources & Change, and was briefed on recent developments.

Administration Estimate Supplementary Estimate 2013/14 and Votes on Account 2014/15

The Commission:

  • agreed not to lay a 2013/14 Administration Supplementary Estimate;
  • agreed to lay a 2014/15 Administration Estimate Vote on Account (VoA) of £98.1 million resource and £14.76 million capital; and
  • agreed to draw down non-voted funds from the Commission Reserve (£0.8 million resource, £0.1 million capital) in addition to the Main Estimate already agreed.

The Committee agreed to lay a 2014/15 Members Estimate Vote on Account of £15.075 million resource and £0.45 million capital.

Education Centre

The Commission welcomed the fact that the proposed Education Centre had been granted planning permission subject to conditions; was briefed on the current status of the project; and requested further updates in due course.

Security Arrangements Renewal Programme: preferred option

The Commission agreed its preferred approach to the renewal of the security arrangements in 2015.

Any other business

None.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 10 March at 5pm in Speaker’s House.

Further information

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