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House of Commons Commission decisions – 8 June 2020

12 June 2020

Present:

  • The Speaker, in the Chair
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • Valerie Vaz
  • Sir Charles Walker
  • Dame Rosie Winterton
  • Pete Wishart
  • Dr John Benger (Clerk of the House)
  • Ian Ailles (Director General)
  • Jane McCall (External member)
  • Dr Rima Makarem (External member)

 

COMMISSION

1.  Reports and updates

  • Covid-19
  • Written updates from the Administration and Finance Committees
  • TUS and Members’ staff representatives

The Commission noted the updates.

2.  Restoration and Renewal Programme: Funding for July 2020 to March 2021 and Annual Estimate for 2020/21

The Commission:

  • Noted that the R&R Programme’s plans for 2020/21 have been amended in response to the evolving Coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic and in light of the upcoming strategic review of the R&R Programme;
  • Agreed funding for the R&R Programme for July 2020 to March 2021 of £98.7m;
  • Noted that, taken together with previously-approved funding for April to June 2020 of £27.5m, the R&R Sponsor Body Estimate for the first Annual Estimate for the R&R Programme is £126.2m, and that this should be considered to be the initial Phase 1 Expenditure Limit which will be subject to variation as set out in schedule 4 of the 2019 Act; and
  • Noted that a Supplementary Estimate of £98.7 million for the R&R Programme will be laid during this Financial Year, and provision will be made to repay the advance from the Contingencies Fund in the meantime.

COMMISSION/MEC

3.  Papers to note

The Commission took note of the following papers:

  • Follow-up on Norman Shaw North decant options discussion from the last meeting
  • Draft forward programme
  • Administration and Audit Risk Committee update
  • Note from Public Health England – public health advice during the Covid-19 pandemic

4.  Any other business

None.

5.  Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 13 July at 10.00 am in Speaker’s Study and via Microsoft Teams.

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