MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2002
Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair
|Mr Richard Bacon||Mr David Rendel
|Mr Brian Jenkins||Mr Gerry Steinberg
|Mr George Osborne||Mr Alan Williams
Sir John Bourn KCB, Comptroller and Auditor General, was further
The Committee deliberated.
Mr Brian Glicksman, Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further
The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on Modern Policy-Making:
Ensuring Policies Deliver Value for Money (HC 289) was considered.
Mavis McDonald CB, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime
Minister and Cabinet Office, was further examined; Professor Ron
Amann, Director General, Centre for Management and Policy Studies;
Dr David Salisbury CB, Principal Medical Officer, Communicable
Disease Branch, Department of Health; and Mr Stephen Crowne, Acting
Director, Standards and Effectiveness Unit, Department for Education
and Skills, were examined; and Mr Tim Burr, Deputy Comptroller
and Auditor General, was further examined (HC 541-i).
Mr George Osborne declared a non-pecuniary interest in having
been a Special Adviser at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food at the time of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Mr David Rendel declared a non-pecuniary interest in that his
wife is a General Practitioner.
The witnesses withdrew.
The Committee further deliberated.
Resolved, That, following evidence given before the Committee
on 22 October 2001 (Income Tax Self Assessment), the Chairman
do write to the Chairman of the Inland Revenue for clarification
of penalties pertaining to the late payment of tax.(Mr
Resolved, That the provisions of paragraph 1(a) of Standing
Order No. 137A (Select Committees: power to work with other committees)
be applied to the transcript of evidence taken before the Committee
this day, in respect of the Education and Skills Committee.(The
[Adjourned until Wednesday 23 January at Four o'clock.