Select Committee on Public Accounts Fifteenth Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2000-2001

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2001

Members present:


Mr David Davis in the Chair
Mr Nigel Griffiths Mr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Edward Leigh Mr Alan Williams
Mr David Rendel

Mr Tim Burr, Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, was further examined.

The Committee deliberated.

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

The Comptroller and Auditor General's report on Improving Student Performance: How English Further Education Colleges can improve student retention (HC 276) was considered.

Sir Michael Bichard, KCB, Permanent Secretary, the Department for Education and Employment, and Professor David Melville, Chief Executive, the Further Education Funding Council, were examined (HC 336-i).

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[Adjourned until Monday 19 March at half past Four o'clock.

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SESSION 2001-02

WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2002

Members present:


Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair
Mr Richard Bacon Mr David Rendel
Mr Ian Davidson Mr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick Gibb Mr Jon Trickett
Mr George Osborne Mr Alan Williams

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

The Committee deliberated.

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Draft Report (How English Further Education Colleges can improve Student Performance), 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 20 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 21 to 25 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 26 to 29 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 30 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fifteenth 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 21 January at half past Four o'clock.

 
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