Select Committee on Public Accounts Minutes of Proceedings Report


  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair

Mr Richard BaconMr David Rendel
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick GibbJon Trickett
Mr George OsborneMr Alan Williams

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 Royal Travel by Air and Rail (HC 25) was considered.

Sir Richard Mottram KCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions; Sir Michael Peat KCVO, Keeper of the Privy Purse, Royal Household; and Mr Ian McEwen, Command Secretary, Strike Command, Royal Air Force, were examined; Mr Tim Burr, Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, was further examined; and Mr Joe Cavanagh, Director, National Audit Office, was examined (HC 529-i).

Draft Report (How English Further Education Colleges can improve Student Performance), 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 30 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fifteenth 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 21 January at half past Four o'clock.

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