Select Committee on House of Commons Commission Report

Management and Services of the House of Commons

The Commission announced on 19 October 2006 the appointment of Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG to review the management and services of the House. His report was received by the Commission in June 2007 and published on 25 June 2007 as House of Commons paper HC 685 of Session 2006-07.

The Commission agreed on 12 March 2007 an initial recommendation from the review to re-organise the estates and works functions into a single body. On receipt of the Tebbit review on 18 June 2007, the Commission instructed the Clerk of the House to take steps to begin implementation of recommendations relating to the Office of the Chief Executive in order to prepare for possible implementation of other recommendations.

The report was debated with the Commission's Annual Report in Westminster Hall on 18 October 2007. The Commission has also taken into account the views of the Administration, Audit and Finance and Services Committees and the Board of Management.

Since then the Commission has approved the composition of the new Management Board, organised on functional lines, and the creation of four new departments of the House—Chamber and Committee Services; Information Services; Resources; and Facilities—into which the existing departments will be merged. A new Instrument of Delegation giving effect to these changes to the House of Commons service was approved on 22 October 2007.

This paper provides a full response to all the recommendations in the Tebbit review. The Commission is very grateful to Sir Kevin and his team of House officials for their full and comprehensive report.

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