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House of Commons Commission decisions – 10 September 2018

13 September 2018


  • The Speaker, in the Chair
  • Sir Paul Beresford
  • Stewart Hosie
  • Andrea Leadsom
  • Valerie Vaz
  • Dame Rosie Winterton
  • David Natzler (Clerk of the House)
  • Ian Ailles (Director General)
  • Dame Janet Gaymer (External member)
  • Jane McCall (External member)


  • Tom Brake


    1.   Guide for Members of Delegations

    The Commission approved a revised Guide for Members of Delegations.

    2.   Clerk of the House

    The Commission agreed the future recruitment process for the post of the Clerk of the House of Commons.

    3.   Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

    The Commission noted the terms of the proposed Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill.

    4.   Governance of the Restoration and Renewal Programme in Shadow Phase

    The Commission endorsed the proposals.

      5.   Parliament Work Family Contract

      The Commission agreed to extend the pilot of the Parliament Work Family childcare contract.


        6.   Chair of the Audit Committees

        The Commission agreed to appoint Dr Rima Makarem external Chair of the Administration Estimate Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and the Members Estimate Audit Committee from 1 October 2018.

          7.   Papers to note:

          • Draft Forward Programme
          • Deliberations from meeting held on Monday 16 July

          The Commission took note of the papers.

            8.   Date of next meeting

              The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 29 October at 5.00 pm in Speaker's House.

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