Monday 15 November 2004 at 5pm in Speaker's House
The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Stuart Bell
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Peter Hain
Mr Oliver Heald
Sir Archy Kirkwood
1. Modernisation Committee Report: Connecting Parliament with the Public
The Chairman of the Group on Information for the Public (GIP) was present.
The Commission agreed that a paper should be sent to the Modernisation Committee setting out the Commission's decisions on implementation of the Committee's recommendations.
This has now been published as the First Special Report from the Modernisation Committee, HC 69 of Session 2004-05.
2. UK Presidency of the EU: Parliamentary Conferences
The Commission agreed proposed expenditure on parliamentary conferences associated with the forthcoming United Kingdom Presidency of the European Union.
3. Media Advice
The Commission discussed the provision of media advice available to it.
The Commission discussed security matters.