Select Committee on Public Accounts Forty-Second Report



MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF

THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2001

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard Bacon

Mr Gerry Steinberg

Geraint Davies

Jon Trickett

Mr Brian Jenkins

Mr Alan Williams

Mr David Rendel

 

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 Managing the Relationship to Secure a Successful Partnership in PFI Projects (HC 375) was considered.

Mr Peter Gershon, CBE, Chief Executive, Office of Government Commerce, was further examined; Mr Peter Ryan, Head of Private Finance Policy and Projects, Office of Government Commerce; and Mr Colin Busby, Chairman, Major Contractors Group, were examined (HC 460-i).

Mr David Finlay, Head of PFI Development, National Audit Office, was examined (HC 460-i).

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated (PFI Report).

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[Adjourned until Monday 17 December at half past Four o'clock.

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MONDAY 24 JUNE 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard Bacon

Mr George Osborne

Geraint Davies

Mr David Rendel

Mr Frank Field

Mr Gerry Steinberg

Mr Nick Gibb

Jon Trickett

Mr George Howarth

Mr 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 (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.

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

 


 
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