Select Committee on Public Accounts Third Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF

THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

MONDAY 29 APRIL 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Richard BaconMr David Rendel
Mr Ian DavidsonMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Barry GardinerJon Trickett
Mr Nick GibbMr Alan Williams
Mr George Osborne

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

The Committee deliberated.

Mr Brian Glicksman, Treasury Officer of Accounts, was further examined.

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 considered.

Mr Richard Broadbent, Chairman, and Mr Mike Wells, Director, Law Enforcement Policy, HM Customs and Excise, were further examined (HC 806-i).

The witnesses withdrew.

The Committee further deliberated.

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 1 May at Four o'clock.

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WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2002

  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.

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

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SESSION 2002-03

MONDAY 2 DECEMBER 2002

  Members present:

  

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


Mr Geraint DaviesMr Brian Jenkins
Angela EagleMr David Rendel
Mr George HowarthMr 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.

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Draft Report (Tobacco smuggling), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraph 1 brought up, read, and disagreed to (paragraph omitted).

Two new paragraphs—(Mr Davies)—brought up, read the first and second time, and inserted (now paragraphs 1 and 2).

Paragraphs 2 and 3 (now paragraphs 3 and 4) read and agreed to.

Paragraph 4 (now paragraph 5) read and disagreed to (paragraph omitted).

Paragraph 5 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 6 read and postponed.

Paragraphs 7 to 16 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 17 read and disagreed to (paragraph omitted).

New paragraph 17—(Mr Davies)—brought up, read the first and second time, and inserted.

Paragraphs 18 to 30 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 6 read a second time, amended and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, 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 4 December at Four o'clock.



 
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