Select Committee on Public Accounts Twenty-Seventh Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2000-01

WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr David Davis in the Chair


Mr Simon BurnsMr Andrew Love
Mr Alan CampbellMr David Rendel
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nigel GriffithsMr Alan Williams
Mr Edward Leigh

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

The Committee deliberated.

Ms Lorraine Constable, Assistant Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on The Medical Assessment of Incapacity and Disability Benefits (HC 280) was considered.

Ms Rachel Lomax, Permanent Secretary, Mr Norman Haighton, Corporate Projects Director, and Dr Mansel Aylward, Chief Medical Adviser and Medical Director, the Department of Social Security; Ms Alexis Cleveland, Chief Executive, the Benefits Agency; Mr Frank Jones, Managing Director, SEMA UK; Mr Zafar Raja, Managing Director, and Dr Carol Hudson, Medical Director, SEMA Medical Services, were examined (HC 366-i).

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[Adjourned until Monday 26 March at half past Four o'clock.


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SESSION 2001-02

WEDNESDAY 6 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 GibbMr Jon Trickett
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams

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

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Draft Report (The Medical Assessment of Incapacity and Disability Benefits), 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 46 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 47 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 48 to 50 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read, amended and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Twenty-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 11 March at half past Four o'clock.




 
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