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Leading Brexit campaigners questioned on the EU referendum

14 April 2016

The Treasury Committee hears from the Chief Executive and Campaign Director of Vote Leave and the Co-founders of Leave.EU.

Witnesses

Wednesday 20 April 2016, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.15pm

  • Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive, Vote Leave
  • Dominic Cummings, Campaign Director, Vote Leave

Followed by at approximately 3.30pm

  • Arron Banks, Co-Founder, Leave.EU
  • Richard Tice, Co-Founder, Leave.EU

Next evidence session

It was previously announced that the Committee would be taking evidence from the Chancellor as part of its EU inquiry on Tuesday 19 April 2016. This evidence session has been postponed to a future date.

Chair's comments

Commenting on the forthcoming sessions, Rt Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, said:

"Both sides in the referendum campaign have traded in outrageous claims and unsubstantiated assertions, masquerading as "facts".

The Treasury Committee has been picking through these assertions for several months as part of its inquiry into the UK's EU membership.

Over the coming fortnight, it will take evidence from the leave campaign groups, and from the Chancellor.

The Chancellor will be questioned on the Treasury’s own analysis of the UK's membership of the EU, and the alternatives to it. He has undertaken to publish this by Friday 22 April."

Further information

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