Decisions 18 October 2004

Monday 18 October 2004 at 5pm in Speaker's House

Present:

The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Stuart Bell
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Peter Hain
Mr Oliver Heald
Sir Archy Kirkwood

1.    Security

The Chairman of the Joint Committee on Security, the Serjeant at Arms and the Commons Clerk of the Joint Committee were present.

The Commission discussed the report of the Metropolitan Police and Security Service on security on the parliamentary estate: and agreed in principle to the appointment of a Parliamentary Security Co-ordinator.

2.    Facilities for former Members: further consideration

The Commission further considered the provision of facilities for former Members.

3.    Foreign currency

The Director of Finance and Administration was present.

The Commission considered the provision of foreign currency for the official use of Members and staff.

4.    UK Presidency of EU: COSAC &c

The Commission referred to the Finance and Services Committee proposed expenditure on parliamentary conferences in connection with the forthcoming UK Presidency of the EU.