COMMONS

MPs to hear from senior economists and AV campaigners

14 March 2012

The Scottish Affairs Committee will hold its fifth evidence session on the referendum on separation for Scotland

Witnesses

Wednesday 14 March, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • John Kay, visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

At 3.30pm

  • Matthew Elliott, Campaign Director, NOtoAV Campaign
  • William Norton, Referendum Agent, NOtoAV Campaign
  • Katie Ghose, Yes to Fairer Votes campaign and Chief Executive, Electoral Reform Society
  • Willie Sullivan, Scottish Director of Electoral Reform Society and head of field operations, Yes to Fairer Votes campaign

The Committee will first take evidence from senior economists in relation to the potential economic impacts of separation, and whether or not Scotland could retain the use of Sterling.

The second panel of witnesses, all of whom campaigned in the 2011 AV referendum, will consider issues to do with the regulation of referendum campaigning, and how a fair, clear and transparent process can be achieved, both in deciding a referendum question and in the running of the campaign itself. 

Further information

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