Decisions 24 October 2012

Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 2pm in Committee Room 13

Members present:

John Thurso (in the Chair)
Sir Paul Beresford
Clive Betts
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Robert Flello
Sir Alan Haselhurst
George Howarth
Iain Wright

1. Matters arising from the informal note

The Chair reported that the Backbench Business Committee had agreed to hold a half-day debate on 8 November on the medium-term financial plan for the House of Commons Administration and savings programme.  He also noted that at its meeting on 10 September the Commission had approved funding on a contingent basis to allow the UK Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to offer to host the NATO PA Standing Committee in London in Spring 2015, in line with the advice of the Committee.

2. Administration Estimate Audit Committee

The Committee discussed the work of the Administration Estimate Audit Committee and its annual report for 2011/12 with the external members of the AEAC.

3. Medium-term financial plan

The Committee took note of the latest iteration of the draft Medium-term Financial Plan.

4. Savings programme: Update

The Committee took note of updates on the Savings Programme including the income generation, Estates and market testing strands.

5. Draft report

The Committee agreed its Report, House of Commons Administration: Financial Plan 2013/14 to 2016/17, including draft Estimate for 2013/14, for publication on 29 October.  (Formal minutes will be published in the Report.)

6. Date and time of next meeting

Tuesday 13 November at 2.00pm.