Public Administration Select Committee: Press Notices

12 November 2008

LATE CHANGE TO PANEL OF WITNESSES FOR PASC SESSION ON EQUITABLE LIFE

John Kay has replaced Patrick Collinson on the panel of expert commentators for the Public Administration Select Committee's (PASC's) session tomorrow examining the Parliamentary Ombudsman's report Equitable Life: a decade of regulatory failure.

On Thursday 13 November, at 10.00am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, the Committee will hear from:

€ Sir Howard Davies, former Chair of the Financial Services Authority

€ Tom Winsor, former Rail Regulator

€ Professor Lord (Philip) Norton, former Chair of the House of Lords Constitution Committee

€ I an Cowie, personal finance editor of the Daily Telegraph

€ John Kay, economist

This session is likely to focus on wider questions including the appropriate role of regulatory bodies, the nature of redress applying to cases of regulatory failure, and the potential impact on the public purse of payment of compensation in cases of this kind.

For further information about the work of the Committee, visit our website at: www.parliament.uk/pasc

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Committee Membership: Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase), Mr David Burrowes (Con) (Enfield, Southgate), Paul Flynn (Lab) (Newport West), David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North), Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater), Julie Morgan (Lab) (Cardiff North), Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle), Paul Rowen (Lib Dem) (Rochdale), Charles Walker (Con) (Broxbourne), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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