Decisions 18 July 2005

Monday 18 July 2005 at 5pm in Speaker's House

Present:

The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Stuart Bell
Sir Patrick Cormack
Chris Grayling
Nick Harvey
Leader of the House

1.  STRATEGIC PLAN 2006-2011 AND 3 YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN 2006-2009

The Commission adopted the Outline Strategic Plan for the House of Commons Commission Administration 2006-2011 and the associated financial strategy; and noted the 3 year Financial Plan for 2006/07 to 2008/09.

2.  CONTRACT CLEANING STAFF

The Commission agreed to the production and distribution to Members of a factual background note on contract cleaning in the House and the current dispute.

3.  NEW VOTERS GUIDE

The Commission authorised the production of a prototype of a guide and endorsed the proposal for formation of  a consultative panel of young people to comment on the draft guide.

4.  ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE PROTOCOL

The Commission agreed the Protocol relating to the work of the Administration Comittee.

5.  HISTORY OF PARLIAMENT TRUST: REVISED FINANCIAL MEMORANDUM

The Commission agreed to the revised financial memorandum for the History of Parliament Trust.

6.  BOARD OF THE BRITISH-IRISH INTER-PARLIAMENTARY BODY

The Commission appointed Nick Harvey to serve on the Executive Board of the British-Irish Inter-parliamentary Body.