Decisions 18 June 2007

Monday 18 June 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

1. TEBBIT REVIEW

The Commission considered Sir Kevin Tebbit's report on the management and services of the House and discussed it with him. The Commission thanked Sir Kevin and his team and agreed:

  • To publish the report as HC Paper 685 on Monday 25 June

  • To seek a debate on the report in Westminster Hall after the summer recess (with the debate on the Commission's annual report)

  • To ask the Finance & Services and Administration Committees to consider the report and comment on it

  • To invite the Board of Management to consider the report and prepare a programme for taking forward its proposals, subject to points made by Members in the debate

  • To consider the report again and decide upon its recommendations in the autumn after views from Members of the House and the House administration have been made known.

2. COMMISSION ANNUAL REPORT

The Commission approved the annual report 2006/07 for publication on Thursday 19 July and for debate in Westminster Hall in the autumn.

3. VISITOR RECEPTION BUILDING

The Commission noted that rain damage had further delayed completion of the building, that the reasons for this were being assessed and that the building would not now be handed over before August at the earliest.