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House of Commons Commission decisions – 23 March 2020

25 March 2020


  • The Speaker, in the Chair
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • Valerie Vaz
  • Sir Charles Walker
  • Dame Rosie Winterton
  • Pete Wishart
  • Dr John Benger (Clerk of the House)
  • Ian Ailles (Director General)
  • Jane McCall (External member)
  • Dr Rima Makarem (External member)

1.   New Member – Declaration of Financial Interests

  • Sir Charles Walker

Sir Charles Walker confirmed there were no additional interests he wished to declare to those included in the Register of Members' Financial Interests.

2.   Reports and updates

The Commission noted a verbal update from the Chair of the Covid-19 Planning Group.

3.    Restoration and Renewal Programme: Estimate for 2020–21

The Commission proposed a Phase 1 Expenditure Limit for consultation with the Sponsor Body that would provide funding for the Body's first three months of operation, with the expectation that Commission would consider a revision to the Limit and the associated Supplementary Estimate for the Body later in the Spring.

4.   Papers to note

  • Draft Forward Programme

The Commission took note of the Draft Forward Programme.

5.   Any other business


6.   Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 6 April at 10.00 am via Skype.

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