Select Committee on Public Administration Fourth Report

Formal minutes

Thursday 26 June 2003

Members present:

Tony Wright, in the Chair

Mr Kevin BrennanMr Ian Liddell-Grainger
Annette BrookeMr John Lyons
Mr David HeyesMr Gordon Prentice
Mr Kelvin Hopkins

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (Government By Appointment: Opening Up the Patronage State), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 215 read and agreed to.

Summary agreed to.

An Annex (Prime Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies/Crown and Individual Posts)—(The Chairman)—brought up, read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 134 (Select Committee (Reports)) be applied to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.—(The Chairman)

[Adjourned till Monday 7 July at a quarter to four o'clock

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