House of Commons Commission decisions – 10 February 2014

11 February 2014


  • The Speaker, in the Chair
  • Sir Paul Beresford
  • Frank Doran
  • Angela Eagle
  • Mr Andrew Lansley (Leader of the House)
  • John Thurso

Speaker's Parliamentary Placement Scheme

The Commission agreed to fund revised arrangements for administering the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme.

Support for Members' Staff

The Committee deliberated.

Pay negotiations: update

The Commission took note of a paper from the Director General, Human Resources & Change, and was briefed on recent developments.

Administration Estimate Supplementary Estimate 2013/14 and Votes on Account 2014/15

The Commission:

  • agreed not to lay a 2013/14 Administration Supplementary Estimate;
  • agreed to lay a 2014/15 Administration Estimate Vote on Account (VoA) of £98.1 million resource and £14.76 million capital; and
  • agreed to draw down non-voted funds from the Commission Reserve (£0.8 million resource, £0.1 million capital) in addition to the Main Estimate already agreed.

The Committee agreed to lay a 2014/15 Members Estimate Vote on Account of £15.075 million resource and £0.45 million capital.

Education Centre

The Commission welcomed the fact that the proposed Education Centre had been granted planning permission subject to conditions; was briefed on the current status of the project; and requested further updates in due course.

Security Arrangements Renewal Programme: preferred option

The Commission agreed its preferred approach to the renewal of the security arrangements in 2015.

Any other business


Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 10 March at 5pm in Speaker’s House.

Further information

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