Select Committee on Public Accounts Minutes of Proceedings Report


  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair

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

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

The Committee deliberated.

Mr Brian Glicksman, Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on Policy Development: Improving Air Quality (HC 232) was considered.

Mr Brian Bender, Permanent Secretary, Mr Martin Williams, Head of Technical Policy and Acting Head of the Air and Environmental Quality Division, and Mr Rupert Furness, Head of National and Local Air Quality Policy Branch, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, were examined (HC 560-i ).

Draft Report (Access to the Victoria and Albert Museum), 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 30 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 5 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixteenth 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.

[Adjourned until Monday 28 January at half past Four o'clock.

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