HL Deb 29 July 2002 vol 638 cc674-5
The Chairman of Committees (Lord Tordoff)

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the Seventh Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 154) be agreed to.—(The Chairman of Committees.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Following is the report referred to:

1. Freedom of Information: Publication Scheme

The Committee approved a draft publication scheme, prepared under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, for submission to the Information Commissioner and publication thereafter. It will be fully reviewed before the statutory right of access to information comes into effect in January 2005. A copy of the draft publication scheme has been placed in the Library.

2. Audit Committee

The Committee was informed of the decision of the Finance and Staff Sub-Committee to appoint an Audit Committee with the following terms of reference:

The Members of the Audit Committee will be as follows:

3. Management Board

The Committee was informed of the appointment of a Management Board, in accordance with the recommendations of the Fifth Report of the Offices Committee. The membership of the Board reflects the aims and objectives of the House of Lords' administration, with each member representing one of the following functions:

4. Membership of Sub-Committee

The Committee appointed Lord Grocott to the Administration and Works and Refreshment Sub-Committees in place of Lord Carter, and Baroness Goudie to the Finance and Staff Sub-Committee in place of Baroness Andrews.