Select Committee on Public Administration Fourth Report

Formal minutes

Thursday 4 March 2004

Members present:

Tony Wright, in the Chair
Mr Kevin Brennan

Annette Brooke

Sir Sydney Chapman

Mr David Heyes
Mr Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Gordon Prentice

Mr Brian White

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (Taming the Prerogative: Strengthening Ministerial Accountability to Parliament), 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 61 read and agreed to.

Summary agreed to.

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

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

A Paper was ordered to be appended to the Report.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Report be reported to the House.

[Adjourned till Thursday 11 March at 9.15am

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