Decisions 13 December 2004

Monday 13 December 2004 at 5pm in Speaker's House

Present:

The Speaker
Sir Stuart Bell
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Peter Hain
Mr Oliver Heald
Sir Archy Kirkwood

1.    2005-06 Administration Estimate

The Commission agreed an Estimate comprising a net cash requirement of £154.2 million and a net resource requirement of £273.5 million, subject to pay increases and inflation.

2.    Freedom of Information Act

The Commission discussed the implications for its responsibilities for its responsibilities of the forthcoming implementation of the Freedom of Information Act and agreed to seek a statutory exemption from the 20-day response time limit for periods of Dissolution.

3.    Media Advice

The Commission further discussed the provision of media advice available to it.