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Quantitative easing

Inquiry status: oral evidence taking in progress

The Committee has now issued two calls for evidence, the first requested information on the distributional effects of QE and the second is for submissions on additional terms of reference. Please see the links below for full details.

Submissions already received by the Committee will be used as part of this inquiry. Submissions should be limited to 3000 words, and be received by the Committee by 14 January 2013.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

Select Committee Inquiries

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.

Stages of an inquiry

Most, but not all, Select Committee inquiries are conducted as follows:

  • Written evidence called for
  • Oral evidence sessions held
  • Report published
  • Response published

Not all inquiries result in a Report

Guidance for witnesses submitting written evidence

Please note that electronic copies of written evidence MUST be provided in Word format. If a paper copy of evidence is submitted, it should be clearly printed or typed on single sides of A4 paper, unstapled. The Committee may refuse evidence received in any other formats.

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Written evidence

Written evidence received and accpeted as evidence by the Committee on Quantitative Easing: