Select Committee on Public Accounts Minutes of Proceedings Report


  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair

Mr Richard BaconMr George Howarth
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Nigel Jones
Geraint DaviesMr George Osborne
Mr Frank FieldMr David Rendel
Mr Barry GardnerMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick GibbMr 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 Customs and Excise Standard Report 2000-2001: Tobacco Smuggling (Appropriation Accounts 2000-2001 Volume 16: Class XVI, Departments of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, HC 335-XVI) was further considered.

Mr Gareth Davis, Chief Executive, Mr Bruce Davidson, Managing Director, and Mr John Dibble, General Manager, Economic Affairs, Imperial Tobacco Plc, were examined; and Mr Mike Wells, Director, Law Enforcement Policy, HM Customs and Excise, was further examined (HC 806-ii).

The Chairman declared a non-pecuniary interest in having received hospitality in the last Parliament from tobacco companies, which may have included Imperial Tobacco Plc.

The witnesses were further examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated (informal briefing by HM Customs and the National Audit Office on Customs and Excise Standard Report 2000-01: Tobacco Smuggling).

[Adjourned until Monday 24 June at Four o'clock.

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