John Thurso (in the Chair)
Sir Paul Beresford
Sir Alan Haselhurst
1. Declaration of interests
Shailesh Vara declared his interests, in accordance with the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992 (see Appendix).
2. Q2 Financial monitoring
The Committee took note of the paper.
3. Savings programme
The Committee agreed its advice to the Commission on the savings programme; noted the proposals on income generation; and agreed the plans for consultation on the Print to Web proposals.
4. Medium-term financial plan and Estimate
The Committee agreed to recommend the Medium-Term Financial Plan to the Commission, and agreed an Estimate for 2012/13 for submission to the Commission. It agreed to draw the importance of non-cash costs in the Administration budget to the Commission’s attention.
5. Termly report on Security
The Committee took note of the termly report.
6. Proposed Standing Order on Motions etc with financial consequences
The Committee confirmed its support for the proposed standing order on motions and amendments with financial consequences for the House’s Administration budget.
7. Request from the Industry and Parliament Trust
The Committee agreed that it would not be appropriate in current circumstances to recommend that the House provide funding for the Industry and Parliament Trust.
8. Dates of meetings
The Committee agreed to meet on 18 January, 22 February, 14 March, 25 April, 16 May, 20 June, 11 July, 5 September and 24 October 2012.
9. Date and time of next meeting
Wednesday 18 January at 2.00pm.
Appendix: Declaration of Interests
VARA, Shailesh (North West Cambridgeshire)
8. Land and Property
One flat in London, from which rental income is received.
Joint owner of farmland in Gujarat, India. No rent or other income received.
I have shares in Nation1 Group UK Ltd, a digital communications company (which are not registrable under Category 9), some of which were in consideration for consulting work done for Futurecomm International Ltd, trading as Nation1, a digital communications company.