Select Committee on Public Accounts Sixty-First Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

MONDAY 15 APRIL 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Geraint DaviesMr George Osborne
Mr Barry GardinerMr David Rendel
Mr Nick GibbMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams

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

The Committee deliberated.

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

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on The Management of Surplus Property by Trusts in the NHS in England (HC 687) was considered.

Mr Nigel Crisp, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Chief Executive, NHS Executive, was further examined; Mr Peter Wearmouth, Chief Executive, NHS Estates, was examined (HC 765-i).

Mr David Rendel declared an interest in that his wife is a General Practitioner and is on the board of a Primary Care Trust.

The witnesses were further examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

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[Adjourned until Monday 22 April at Four o'clock.


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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.

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Draft Report (The Management of Surplus Property by Trusts in the NHS in England), 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 28 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixty-first 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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