Select Committee on Public Accounts Eighteenth Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2000-2001

MONDAY 26 MARCH 2001

Members present:


Mr Edward LeighMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Andrew LoveMr Alan Williams
Mr David Rendel

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr Alan Williams was called to the Chair.  

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 Inland Flood Defence (HC 299) was considered.

Mr Brian Bender, Permanent Secretary, and Dr James Park, Head of Flood and Coastal Defence with Emergencies Division, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; The Rt Hon Baroness Young of Old Scone, Chief Executive, and Dr Geoff Mance, Director of Water Management, the Environment Agency; and Mr James Bradley, Divisional Manager—EASN, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, were examined (HC 371-i).

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 28 March at half past Four o'clock.


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SESSION 2001-2002

WEDNESDAY 30 JANUARY 2002

Members present:


Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair
Mr Richard BaconMr Brian Jenkins
Mr Ian DavidsonMr David Rendel
Mr Geraint DaviesMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick GibbMr Alan Williams

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

The Committee deliberated.

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Draft Report (Inland Flood Defence), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 6 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 7 postponed.

Paragraphs 8 to 17 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 18 to 20 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 21 to 33 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 34 and 35 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 36 to 47 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 48 to 51 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 7 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eighteenth 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 4 February at half past Four o'clock.




 
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