Select Committee on Public Accounts Fifty-Seventh Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF

THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

MONDAY 4 MARCH 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


  
Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Mr Ian DavidsonMr David Rendel
Mr Barry GardinerMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick GibbJon Trickett
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 The operation and wind-up of Teesside Development Corporation (HC 640) was considered.

Sir Richard Mottram KCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, was further examined; Mr Duncan Hall, former Chief Executive, Teesside Development Corporation, was examined; and Mr Joe Cavenagh, Audit Manager, National Audit Office, was examined (HC 675-i).

Jon Trickett declared an interest in having been a member of the Leeds Development Corporation.

A division of the House being called, the Chairman suspended the meeting for ten minutes.

The Committee resumed.

The witnesses were further examined.

Another division of the House being called, the Chairman suspended the meeting for ten minutes.

The Committee resumed.

The witnesses were further examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 6 March at Four o'clock.




WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 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 Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams
Mr Nigel Jones

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

The Committee deliberated (consideration of Chairman's draft Reports).

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Draft Report (The operation and wind-up of Teesside Development Corporation), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 and 2 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 3 postponed.

Paragraphs 4 to 26 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 3 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fifty-seventh 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 October at Four o'clock.


 
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