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 Nick GibbJon Trickett
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams

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 Opening the Post: Postcomm and postal services—the risks and opportunities (HC 521) was further considered.

Mr John Roberts CBE, Chief Executive, Marisa Cassoni, Group Finance Director, and Mr Stuart Sweetman, Group Managing Director, Strategy and Business Development, Consignia, were examined (HC 632-ii).

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

Ordered, That the provisions of paragraph 1(a) of Standing Order No. 137A (Select Committees: power to work with other committees) be applied to the transcripts of evidence taken before the Committee this day, and on 13 February, in respect of the Trade and Industry Committee.—(The Chairman).

Resolved, That unless otherwise ordered, the Committee's meetings on Mondays be brought forward to Four o'clock.—(The Chairman).

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the Cour des Comptes, Paris, in connection with its ongoing interest in financial management and control in the European Union.—(The Chairman).

Ordered, That the Chairman do seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the said visit.

[Adjourned until Wednesday 10 April at Four o'clock.

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