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Chancellor of Exchequer gives evidence to Lords committee

08 September 2017

The Economic Affairs Committee questions the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, in his annual evidence session on Tuesday 12 September 2017.

Background

In his first appearance before a Select Committee since the 2017 general election, the Chancellor answers questions about the Committee’s current inquiry into the Economics of Higher, Further and Technical Education, as well as questions on the current economic outlook.

Witness

Tuesday 12 September in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm.

  • The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury

Likely questions

The Committee are likely to ask about subjects relating to its present inquiry, including:

  • Expansion of higher education
  • Underemployment of graduates
  • Sustainability of the student loan system
  • Proposed sale of the pre-2012 student loan book
  • Funding of further and technical education

The Committee are also likely to ask about the following topics: 

  • Current state of the British economy 
  • Brexit and transitional arrangements
  • Post-Brexit immigration policy 
  • International students and the net migration target
  • Hinkley Point C

The Chancellor appears annually before the Economic Affairs Committee to be asked about a range of current economic issues. The Committee is chaired by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean. Current committee members include Lord Lamont of Lerwick and Lord Darling of Roulanish.

Further information

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