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 Barry GardinerMr 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 Construction of Portcullis House, the new Parliamentary building (HC 750), was considered.

Sir William McKay KCB, Clerk of the House of Commons and Chief Executive; Mr Andrew Walker, Director of Finance and Administration, and Mr Michael Barram, Director of Finance Policy, Department of Finance and Administration; Mr Henry Webber, Director of Estates, and Mr Andrew Makepeace, Project Sponsor, Parliamentary Estates Directorate, Department of the Serjeant at Arms, House of Commons, were examined; Mr Joe Cavanagh, Director, National Audit Office, was further examined (HC 861-i).

Mr David Rendel declared a non-pecuniary interest in having been a member of the Accommodation and Works Committee.

The witnesses were further examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated (written questions for witnesses)

[Adjourned until Monday 20 May at Four o'clock.

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