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European Scrutiny Committee to hear evidence from Financial Secretary to the Treasury

05 March 2012

The European Scrutiny Committee has been hearing oral evidence on possibilities for reinforcing the eurozone following the December European Council and will now take evidence from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.  The Government’s position on the monetary and fiscal possibilities within the potential confines of an intergovernmental agreement is central to this inquiry.

Evidence session

Wednesday 14 March at 2.30pm from:

Rt hon. Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and officials, HM Treasury.

This meeting will be held in a Committee room at the House of Commons. The public are welcome to attend. 

Background

Following the European Council on 8–9 December and recent events in the eurozone, the Committee decided to take evidence in public on how the resolution of the eurozone crisis is developing and the possible consequences for the UK.  The Committee is examining what we see as the crux of the problem, that is, how to reconcile the necessary monetary and fiscal policies, based initially on the statement of 9 December by the Euro Heads of State or Government, with the legal and institutional constraints.

Transcripts from previous sessions are available on the publication page.

Media enquiries

Members of the press with enquiries should contact Alex Paterson, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 1589, or by email to patersona@parliament.uk

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