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Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published
In summer 2011 the Treasury Committee reopened its inquiry on the future of cheques in light of public concern about possible moves to phase out this method of payment by 2018. On 15 June 2011 the Committee took evidence from the Payments Council. Subsequently, on 12 July 2011, the Payments Council withdrew its plans for the abolition of cheques and undertook to maintain the cheque system indefinitely.
Chairman's comments in reaction to the Cheque Guarantee Cards report published today by the Payments Council
The report contains the Government and Payments Council Responses
Treasury committee publishes report on the future of cheques
Treasury Committee reopens inquiry
Volume II: Additional written evidence
Volume I: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence
Government and Payments Council Responses to the Eighteenth Report from the Committee
Select Committees carry out inquiries on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the Government.
Most, but not all, Select Committee inquiries are conducted as follows:
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