Decisions 8 October 2007

Monday 8 October 2007 at 5pm in Speaker's House

Present:

The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Stuart Bell
Nick Harvey
Leader of the House
Mr David Maclean
Mrs Theresa May

DECISIONS OF THE COMMISSION

1. VISITOR RECEPTION BUILDING

The Commission heard an oral report from Roy Davis, recovery project manager, on the reasons for delays in finishing the building. It was agreed to consider at the next meeting options for ensuring completion of the building.

2. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

The Commission/Members Estimates Committee reviewed the state of play on current cases and agreed to consider these issues again on 22 October.

3. PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR STANDARDS

It was noted that the selection process was underway and that candidates would be interviewed at the next Commission meeting.

4. TEBBIT UPDATE

The Commission approved the Clerk of the House's progress report on implementation of the Tebbit review and in particular the recruitment of a new Director General of Facilities and Support, reorganisation of the Board of Management on functional lines and strengthening the Office of the Chief Executive.