Select Committee on Public Accounts Minutes of Proceedings Report


  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair

Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Mr Ian DavidsonMr David Rendel
Geraint DaviesMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams

Mr Tim Burr, Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, was further examined.

The Committee deliberated (Confidentiality of the Committee's proceedings).

Lorraine Constable, Assistant Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on Reducing Prisoner Reoffending (HC 548) was considered.

Mr Martin Narey, Director General, and Mr Nigel Newcomen, Head of Sentence Management Group, HM Prison Service, were examined (HC 619-i).

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Report (Better Value for Money from Professional Services), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 and 2 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 3 postponed.

Paragraphs 4 to 33 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 3 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-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.

[Adjourned until Wednesday 13 February at Four o'clock.

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