Select Committee on Public Accounts Forty-First Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

MONDAY 10 DECEMBER 2001

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Mr Barry GardinerMr 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.

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

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2001 (HC 330) was considered.

Sir Robert Walmsley, KCB, FREng, Chief of Defence Procurement and Chief Executive, Defence Procurement Agency, was further examined; Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, KCB, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability), Ministry of Defence, was examined; and Mr Tim Banfield, Director, National Audit Office, was examined (HC 448-i).

Ordered, That, for the remainder of the evidence to be taken this day, the Committee meet in private.—(The Chairman).

The witnesses were further examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

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

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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.

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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.

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 26 June at Four o'clock.



 
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