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Tuesday 21 November 2006

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Brian Jenkins
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee notes the invitation received by the Chairman from the Senior Salaries Review Body to submit evidence in connection with its review of parliamentary pay and allowances; and agrees that he should do so on behalf of the Committee.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 330 1]

    1      See Minutes of Proceedings for 20 February 2007, p. 3.

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 5 December at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 5 December 2006

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 9 January 2007 at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 9 January 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Mr Brian Jenkins
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 23 January at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 23 January 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Brian Jenkins
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

The Chairman withdrew.

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr David Curry was called to the Chair.

The Committee further deliberated.

Sir George Young resumed the Chair.

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 20 February at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 20 February 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Mr Brian Jenkins
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Evidence to the SSRB Review of Parliamentary pay, pensions and allowances], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 4 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

A Paper was ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendix to the Report be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 330]

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 6 March at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 6 March 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Chris Mullin
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee approves the proposal of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards that the electronic version of the Register of Members' Interests should be updated and published at fortnightly intervals when the House is sitting.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 27 March at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 27 March 2007

[MORNING SITTING]

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Complaint against Mr David Cameron], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 3 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 4 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 5 and 6 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 7 read, amended and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Second Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Report be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 429]

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till this day at 9.00 pm.

Tuesday 27 March 2007

[EVENING SITTING]

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Complaints about alleged misuse of Parliamentary dining facilities], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 9 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 10 and 11 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 12 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 13 disagreed to.

Paragraphs 14 and 15 read and agreed to (now paragraphs 13 and 14).

Paragraph 16 read, amended and agreed to (now paragraph 15).

Paragraph 17 read and agreed to (now paragraph 16).

Paragraph 18 disagreed to.

A paragraph—(The Chairman)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added (now paragraph 17).

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Third Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Report be reported to the House—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 431]

[Adjourned till Tuesday 24 April at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 24 April 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 12 June at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 12 June 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Conduct of Mr Julian Brazier], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be divided at the end of paragraph 5.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That paragraphs 1 to 5 of the Chairman's draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Report be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 682]

The Committee further deliberated.

Ordered, That paragraphs 6 to 8 of the Chairman's draft Report [Conduct of Mr Julian Brazier] be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 6 and 7 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 8 read, amended and agreed to.

Resolved, That the title of the Report be Handling of future complaints of misuse of the private dining facilities.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Fifth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

A Paper was ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendix to the Report be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 683]

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 19 June at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 19 June 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Conduct of Mr George Galloway: Mr Oliver Thorne, BSc RFP, Head of Questioned Documents, LGC Forensics; and Hilda Pressdee, MA MITI, Translator, were examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 26 June at 10.00 am.

Tuesday 26 June 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Conduct of Mr George Galloway: Mr George Galloway, a Member of the House, was examined.

The witness withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 3 July at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 3 July 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 10 July at 10.00 am.

Tuesday 10 July 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Conduct of Mr George Galloway], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 76 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House on Monday 16th July.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Report be reported to the House on Monday 16th July.—(The Chairman.)

A Paper was ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, together with the Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence, be reported to the House on Monday 16th July.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 909-I to III]

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 17th July at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 17 July 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Nick Harvey
Mr Chris Mullin
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 24 July at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 24 July 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Andrew Dismore
The Hon Nicholas Soames
Dr Alan Whitehead

Five Members not being present, the Chairman adjourned the Committee till tomorrow at half past One o'clock.

[Adjourned till tomorrow at 1.30 pm.

Wednesday 25 July 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Barron
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Conduct of Mr Gregory Campbell], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 8 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Seventh Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Report be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 992]

The Committee further deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee notes the referral to it of the First Special Report of the European Scrutiny Committee, Session 2006-07, (HC 955).—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Tuesday 16 October at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 16 October 2007

Members present:

Sir George Young, in the Chair

Mr David Curry
Mr Andrew Dismore
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Chris Mullin
Dr Alan Whitehead

Ordered, That, pursuant to Standing Order No. 150, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards do attend the meeting.—(The Chairman.)

The Commissioner attended accordingly.

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report [Conduct of Mr Martin Salter and Mr Rob Wilson], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 25 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eighth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Report be reported to the House.—(The Chairman.)

[See House of Commons Paper No. 1071]

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 13 November at 10.30 am.

 
 
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