Select Committee on Public Accounts Minutes of Proceedings Report


WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2001

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard BaconMr David Rendel
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Barry GardinerJon Trickett
Mr Nick GibbMr Alan Williams
Mr Brian Jenkins

Sir John Bourn KCB, Comptroller and Auditor General, was further examined.

The Committee deliberated.

Mr Brian Glicksman, Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on Innovation in PFI Financing: The Treasury Building Project (HC 328) was considered.

Sir Andrew Turnbull KCB, CVO, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury was examined; Mr Peter Gershon CBE, Chief Executive, Office of Government Commerce, was further examined; Mr James Stewart, Chief Executive, Partnerships UK; and Mr Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Exchequer Partnership Plc, were examined (HC 398-i).

Draft Report (Sale of Part of the UK Gold Reserves), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, that the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 4 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5 postponed.

Paragraphs 6 to 48 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Seventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 134 (Select Committees (Reports)) be applied to the Report.

A paper was ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That the Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.—(The Chairman).

Another draft Report (Office of Water Services (OFWAT): Leakage and Water Efficiency), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, that the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 4 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5 postponed.

Paragraphs 6 to 42 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eighth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 134 (Select Committees (Reports)) be applied to the Report.

[Adjourned until Monday 26 November at half past Four o'clock.





 
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