Select Committee on Public Accounts Thirty-Seventh Report



SESSION 2001-02


Members present:

Mr Richard BaconMr Edward Leigh
Mr Ian DavidsonMr George Osborne
Geraint DaviesMr David Rendel
Mr Barry GardinerMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr Alan Williams was called to the Chair.

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee congratulate the Chairman, David Davis, on his appointment as Chairman of the Conservative Party and place on record its appreciation of his significant contribution during his Chairmanship to the work of the Committee, the National Audit Office and the Executive towards improving the value for money delivery of public services.—(Mr Alan Williams).

The Committee further deliberated (Election of Chairman).

Resolved, That Mr Edward Leigh take the Chair of the Committee in the place of Mr David Davis.

Mr Edward Leigh's relevant interests were noted.

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

Mr Glenn Hull, Second Treasury Officer of Accounts, was examined.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on Handling Clinical Negligence Claims in England (HC 403) was considered.

Sir Hayden Phillips, KCB, Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery; Mr Nigel Crisp, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health; Mr Stephen Orchard, CBE, Chief Executive, Legal Services Commission; and Mr Stephen Walker, Chief Executive, NHS Litigation Authority, were examined (HC 280-i).

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[Adjourned until Monday 22 October at half past Four o'clock.

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  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair

Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Mr Barry GardinerMr David Rendel
Rt Hon Frank FieldMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Barry GardinerJon Trickett
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams
Mr Nigel Jones

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

The Committee deliberated.

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

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Draft Report (Handling Clinical Negligence Claims 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 4 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5 postponed.

Paragraphs 6 to 37 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-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.

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 12 June at Four o'clock.

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