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

Tuesday 25 October 2005

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Sir Paul Beresford

John Cummings

Mr Martin Horwood

Anne Main

Mr Bill Olner

Dr John Pugh

Alison Seabeck

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report [Response to the Eleventh Report from the Committee in the previous Session ( The Role and Effectiveness of the Local Government Ombudsmen for England)], proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government response to the Eleventh Report from the Committee be appended to the Report..-( The Chairman).

Agreed, that memoranda received to date as evidence by the Committee for the inquiry into Re-licensing be reported to the House and placed on the Committee’s website.

ODPM Annual Report and Accounts 2005

Rt Hon David Miliband MP, Minister of Communities and Local Government, Phil Woolas MP, Minister for Local Government, Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing and Planning, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Monday 31 October at a half past Four o’clock.