Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Formal Minutes

Monday 7 November 2005

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Mr Clive Betts

Mr John Cummings

Mr Martin Horwood

Mr Mark Lancaster

Anne Main

Mr Bill Olner

Dr John Pugh

Alison Seabeck

The Committee deliberated.

Fire and Rescue Service Inquiry

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into the Fire and Rescue Service.-( The Chairman).

Mr Mark Lancaster recorded a non-pecuniary interest in relation to civil resilience, as a bomb disposal officer.

Olympics and regeneration (Site Visit)

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the Stratford Olympic sites in connection to a possible future inquiry into the Olympics and the Regeneration legacy.

Timings of meetings

Resolved, That unless otherwise decided the Committee should meet at 4.20pm for private deliberation, and 4.40pm for public hearings.

[Adjourned till Monday 14 November at a half past Four o’clock.