Monday 22 October 2007 at 5pm in Speaker's House
The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Stuart Bell
Mr David Maclean
Mrs Theresa May
1. TEBBIT UPDATE
The views expressed in the debate on 18 October and the comments of the Finance and Services, Administration and Audit Committees on the Tebbit review were noted. The Commission approved the Clerk of the House's third progress report on implementation of the Tebbit review and in particular:
the composition of the new Management Board
the appointment of Sue Harrison as temporary Director of Facilities
the creation of four new departments of the HouseChamber and Committee Services; Information; Resources; and Facilitiesinto which the existing departments will be merged
the Director of PICT as an external Board member for the period ahead.
The Commission agreed a new Instrument of Delegation giving effect to these changes to the House of Commons service.
2. PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR STANDARDS
The Commission interviewed the two candidates put forward by the Interview Board and decided to recommend to the House the appointment of John Lyon CB as the new Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
3. VISITOR RECEPTION BUILDING
The Commission considered options for the completion of the Visitor Reception Building and agreed the option recommended by the project recovery manager.