Scottish Affairs Committee Press Notice

Announcement 29 of Session 2007-08

3 July 2008

The Scottish Affairs Committee would like to announce its second oral evidence session on:

Credit Unions in Scotland

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 2.15 pm

Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

Witnesses from the Scotland Office:

  • Mr Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive Officer, Association of British Credit Unions Limited
  • Mr Frank McKillop, Scottish Policy Officer, Association of British Credit Unions Limited
  • Dr Peter Goth, Manager, Scottish League of Credit Unions

The Committee's recent inquiry into Poverty in Scotland found that credit unions are an important alternative to mainstream lenders and to companies that charge extortionate interest rates. In this session, the Committee will question representatives of credit union trade associations about Government support for credit unions and the problem of financial exclusion in Scotland.


Committee Membership: Mr Mohammad Sarwar MP (Lab, Glasgow Central) (Chairman),  Alistair Carmichael MP (Lib Dem, Orkney and Shetland), Ms Katy Clark MP (Lab, North Ayrshire and Arran), Mr Ian Davidson MP (Lab/Co-operative, Glasgow South West), Mr Jim Devine MP (Lab, Livingston), Jim McGovern MP (Lab, Dundee West), Mr John MacDougall MP (Lab, Glenrothes), Mr Angus MacNeil MP (SNP, Na h-Eileanan an Iar), David Mundell MP (Con, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale), Mr Charles Walker MP (Con, Broxbourne) and  Mr Ben Wallace MP (Con, Lancaster and Wyre)

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