Select Committee on Liaison Minutes of Proceedings


  Members present:

  Mr Alan Williams, in the Chair

Irene Adams

Mr Richard Allan

Mr Donald Anderson

Mr Tony Baldry

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody

Mr Derek Conway

Jean Corston

Mr Michael Fabricant

Mr Bruce George

Dr Ian Gibson

Mr David Hinchliffe

Mr Jimmy Hood

Mr John Horam

Mr Martyn Jones

Mr Gerald Kaufman

Mr Archy Kirkwood

Mr Edward Leigh

Mr David Lepper

Mr Michael Mates

Mr Chris Mullin

Mr Peter Pike

Mrs Marion Roe

Mr Dennis Turner

Mr Nicholas Winterton

Sir George Young

Guidelines for Overseas Travel: The Committee deliberated.

Modernisation Committee proposals: The Committee deliberated.

Entertainment Allowance

Resolved, That approval be sought from the House of Commons Commission to increase the Select Committee entertainment allowance from £500 to £1000 per Committee per financial year.— (The Chairman.)

Overseas Travel

Resolved, That the Committee approves the following visits:

Foreign Affairs Committee to Madrid at a cost not exceeding £11,620;

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to the USA at a cost not exceeding £60,500, and to Dublin at a cost not exceeding £6,919;

Treasury Committee to the USA at a cost not exceeding £55,941;

Health Committee to Canada and the USA at a cost not exceeding £63,879;

Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee to Japan and Hong Kong at a cost not exceeding £63,054.—(The Chairman.)


Resolved, that the Environmental Audit Committee's proposed seminar be approved at an estimated cost of £1,836 and that authority to approve such events in future should be delegated to the Chairman of the Committee.— (The Chairman.)

  [Adjourned till Thursday 31 January at half-past Nine o'clock

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