Select Committee on Public Accounts Forty-Ninth Report



MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF

THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard Bacon

Mr David Rendel

Mr Brian Jenkins

Mr Gerry Steinberg

Mr George Osborne

Mr 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 Modern Policy-Making: Ensuring Policies Deliver Value for Money (HC 289) was considered.

Mavis McDonald CB, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Office, was further examined; Professor Ron Amann, Director General, Centre for Management and Policy Studies; Dr David Salisbury CB, Principal Medical Officer, Communicable Disease Branch, Department of Health; and Mr Stephen Crowne, Acting Director, Standards and Effectiveness Unit, Department for Education and Skills, were examined; and Mr Tim Burr, Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, was further examined (HC 541-i).

Mr George Osborne declared a non-pecuniary interest in having been a Special Adviser at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at the time of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Mr David Rendel declared a non-pecuniary interest in that his wife is a General Practitioner.

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

Resolved, That the provisions of paragraph 1(a) of Standing Order No. 137A (Select Committees: power to work with other committees) be applied to the transcript of evidence taken before the Committee this day, in respect of the Education and Skills Committee.—(The Chairman).

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 23 January at Four o'clock.

 

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WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair

Mr Richard Bacon

Mr Ian Davidson

Geraint Davies

Mr George Howarth

Mr Brian Jenkins

Mr Nigel Jones

Mr George Osborne

Mr David Rendel

Mr Gerry Steinberg

Mr Alan Williams

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

The Committee deliberated.

Mr Rob Molan, Second Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

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Draft Report (Ensuring that Policies Deliver Value for Money), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 3 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 4 postponed.

Paragraphs 5 to 25 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 4 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Forty-ninth 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 17 July at Four o'clock.

 


 
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