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Accountability of the Bank of England - further information

Detailed below is the timeline of events for the Accountability of the Bank of England inquiry.

Reports and Response

The Report was published on 8 November 2011. Copies of the transcripts can be found at the back of the Report as well as witnesses' written evidence.

The response to the Report by the Court of the Bank was published on 23 January 2012, together with a short Report by the Committee.

Written evidence

Written evidence from oral witnesses is published with the Report. Additional written evidence is published separately.

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    Oral evidence

    The transcripts of oral evidence are published with the Report.

    Tuesday 15 March 2011

    Parliament TV: watch the webcast of the session

    Witnesses: Sir David Lees, Chairman, and Sir Roger Carr, Lady Rice CBE and Brendan Barber, Members, Court of the Bank of England

    Monday 23 May 2011

    Parliament TV: watch the webcast of the session

    Witnesses: Professor Charles Goodhart, Dr Sushil Wadhwani, Kate Barker and Dr Willem H Buiter

    Monday 20 June 2011

    Parliament TV: watch the webcast of the session

    Witnesses: Professor Rosa Lastra, Queen Mary, University of London
    Professor Bob Garratt, CASS Business School, Dr Andrew Hilton, Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, Jane Fuller, Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation

    Tuesday 21 June 2011

    Parliament TV: watch the webcast of the session

    Witnesses: Dr Gavin Bingham, Bank for International Settlements

    Tuesday 28 June 2011

    Parliament TV: watch the webcast of the session

    Witnesses: Sir Mervyn King, Governor, Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor Financial Stability, Charlie Bean, Deputy Governor Monetary Policy, Andy Haldane, Executive Director, Financial Stability, and Andrew Bailey, Executive Director, Bank of England (at 11.00 a.m.)

    Tuesday 5 July 2011

    Parliament TV: watch the webcast of the session

    Witnesses: Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

    Call for evidence

    The Committee published the terms of reference for this inquiry on 7 March 2011.