Select Committee on Public Accounts Fifth Report


PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

RELATING TO THE REPORT

SESSION 2000B2001

MONDAY 15 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr David Davis in the Chair


Mr Simon BurnsMr David Rendel
Mr Alan CampbellMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Edward LeighMr Alan Williams
Mr Jim Murphy


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 The Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2000 (HC 970) was considered.

In the absence of the Chairman Mr Alan Williams took the Chair.

The Chairman resumed the Chair.

Sir Robert Walmsley, KCB, Chief of Defence Procurement, The Defence Procurement Agency; and Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, KCB, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability), the Ministry of Defence, were examined (HC 136-i).

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 17 January at half past Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr David Davis in the Chair


Mr Simon BurnsMr Gerry Steinb erg
Mr Alan CampbellMr Alan Williams
Mr Ian Davidson


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 the Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2000 (HC 970) was considered.

Sir Robert Walmsley, KCB, Chief of Defence Procurement, the Procurement Agency and Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, KCB, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability); Mr Tim Banfield, Director, the National Audit Office, were further examined (HC 136-ii).

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 24 January at Four o'clock.

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SESSION 2001B2002

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2001

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair


Mr Ric hard Bacon Mr George Osborne
Mr Ian DavidsonMr David Rendel
Mr Nick GibbMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams


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

The Committee deliberated.

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Draft Report (Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2000), 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 45 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fifth 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 Monday 19 November at half past Four o'clock.



 
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