Decisions 19 January 2004

Monday 19 January 2004 at 5pm in Speaker's House

Present:

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

Apologies: Mr Oliver Heald

1.  Members Estimate governance: further consideration

The Director of Finance and Administration was present.

The Commission considered a proposal from the Speaker's Advisory Panel on Members' Allowances concerning oversight of the Members Estimate and the establishment of a Members Estimate Committee.

In the absence of the Speaker, Sir Archy Kirkwood took the Chair.

2. Administration Estimate 2003/04: Supplementary Resource Estimate

The Director of Finance and Administration was present.

The Commission agreed to consider the matter of a Supplementary Resource Estimate by written procedure.