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 HouseChamber
and Committee Services; Information Services; Resources; and Facilitiesinto
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