Report of the committee

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has the honour to present its


Your committee recommends that the following funds be released for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint)

General Expenses$3,540

Your committee has reviewed the budget process that is normally used by standing or special committees and recommends that expenditures for working meals and witness expenses of the joint committees also be funded from the central budget that is administered by the Principal Clerk, Committees.

Based on the historical expenditures by the joint committees, no increase to the total envelope for committees is required, as the total expenses for joint committees is quite modest. The billing arrangement with the House of Commons and the reporting requirements of the joint committee would remain unchanged.

Respectfully submitted,