Select Committee on Public Accounts Minutes of Proceedings Report


MONDAY 24 JUNE 2002

  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


  
Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Geraint DaviesMr David Rendel
Mr Frank FieldMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick GibbJon Trickett
Mr George HowarthMr Alan Williams

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

The Committee deliberated.

Lorraine Constable, Assistant Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on The collection of fines and other financial penalties in the criminal justice system (HC 672), was considered.

Sir Hayden Phillips GCB, Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department; and Mr Peter Gray, Account Director, National Audit Office, were examined (HC 999-i)

The Chairman declared an interest as having practised as a barrister.

The witnesses were further examined.

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.

Draft Report (Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2001), 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 27 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Forty-first 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.

Another draft Report (Managing the relationship to secure a successful partnership in PFI projects), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 5 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 6 postponed.

Paragraphs 7 to 32 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 6 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Forty-second 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 Wednesday 26 June at Four o'clock.





 
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