Select Committee on Public Accounts Forty-Third Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2001

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard BaconMr David Rendel
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Barry GardinerJon Trickett
Mr Nick GibbMr 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 Innovation in PFI Financing: The Treasury Building Project (HC 328) was considered.

Sir Andrew Turnbull, KCB, CVO, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury was examined; Mr Peter Gershon, CBE, Chief Executive, Office of Government Commerce, was further examined; Mr James Stewart, Chief Executive, Partnerships UK; and Mr Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Exchequer Partnership Plc, were examined (HC 398-i).

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[Adjourned until Monday 26 November at half past Four o'clock.


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WEDNESDAY 8 MAY 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard BaconMr Brian Jenkins
Geraint DaviesMr David Rendel
Mr Barry GardinerJon Trickett
Mr Nick GibbMr Alan Williams


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

The Committee deliberated.

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Resolved, That the Committee do visit the Treasury Building, Great George Street, on 25 June 2002, in connection with its ongoing inquiry into PFI Financing: The Treasury Building Project.—(The Chairman).

[Adjourned until Monday 13 May at Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Mr Ian DavidsonMr David Rendel
Mr Geraint DaviesMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr George HowarthJon Trickett
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams
Ms Ruth Kelly

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

The Committee deliberated.

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Draft Report (The use of funding competitions in PFI projects: The Treasury Building), 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 16 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Forty-third 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 1 July at Four o'clock.




 
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