Decisions 15 March 2004

Monday 15 March 2004 at 5pm in Speaker's House


The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Stuart Bell
Sir Patrick Cormack
Mr Oliver Heald Sir Archy Kirkwood

Apologies: Mr Peter Hain

1.    History of Parliament Trust

The Director and Secretary of the History of Parliament Trust were present.

The Commission considered the Review of Activities of the Trust for 2003, the Report and Accounts of the Trust for 2002-03, and its Business Plan for 2004-05 to 2006-07.

2.    Proposed Gunpowder Plot Exhibition in Westminster Hall, 2005

The Commission discussed and approve the proposal for an exhibition and agreed with the Lords Information Committee's suggestion that funding for it be split 60:40 between the Commons and the Lords.

In the absence of the Speaker, Sir Archy Kirkwood took the Chair.

3.    Senior Pay

The Director of Finance and Administration was present.

The Commission considered and approved the Board of Management's recommendations on a pay award for the Senior House Structure, which were in line with Senior Salary Review Board recommendations.  The Commission also approved the Board's recommendations on performance awards for senior staff.