Select Committee on Public Accounts Minutes of Proceedings Report


  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair

Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Mr Ian DavidsonMr David Rendel
Mr Frank FieldMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick GibbJon Trickett
Mr George HowarthMr 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 Dealing with pollution from ships (HC 879), was considered.

Mr Maurice Storey, Chief Executive, Maritime and Coastguard Agency; and Mr Frank Wall CMG, Head of Shipping Policy Division, Department for Transport, were examined (HC 960-i).

A division of the House being called, the Chairman suspended the meeting for ten minutes.

The Committee resumed.

The witnesses were further examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated (informal briefing by HM Customs and the National Audit Office on Customs and Excise Standard Report 2000-01: Tobacco Smuggling).

Draft Report (NHS Direct in England), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 3 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 4 postponed.

Paragraphs 5 to 30 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 4 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Fortieth 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.

The Committee further deliberated (informal consideration of draft Report on Royal Travel by Air and Rail).

[Adjourned until Wednesday 19 June at Four o'clock.

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