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Select Committee on Public Accounts Third Report


PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

RELATING TO THE REPORT

SESSION 2000-2001

MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr David Davis in the Chair


Mr Simon BurnsMr Edward Leigh
Mr Alan CampbellMr David Rendel
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nigel Griffiths Mr Alan Williams

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

The Committee deliberated.

Mr Glenn Hull, Second Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

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The Comptroller and Auditor General's report on the Cancellation of the Benefits Payment Card Project (HC 857) was considered.

Ms Rachel Lomax, Permanent Secretary, and Mr George McCorkell, Director of Information Systems and Commercial Management, the Department of Social Security; Mr Derek Davies, Director of Consumer Goods, Business and Postal Services, the Department of Trade and Industry; Mr Tony Oppenheim, Director, Commercial and Finance, ICL Pathway; Mr John Roberts, CBE, Chief Executive, the Post Office; and Mr Paul Schofield, HM Treasury, were examined (HC 282-i).

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 28 February at half past Four o'clock.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

RELATING TO THE REPORT

SESSION 2001-2002

MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2001

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh in the Chair


Mr Richard BaconMr David Rendel
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Jon Trickett

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Draft Report (The Cancellation of the Benefits Payment Card Project), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, that the draft report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 3 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 4 postponed.

Paragraphs 5 to 40 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 4 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Third 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.

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 14 November at Four o'clock.



 
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