Treasury Committee


1.RESTORING CONFIDENCE IN LONG-TERM SAVINGS

2.REGIONAL PRODUCTIVITY


1.Restoring confidence in long-term savings:  endowment mortgages

The Treasury Committee will hold the following meeting, at which oral evidence will be taken from witnesses indicated. 

Tuesday 27 January 2004 at 9.30 am: Aviva [who trade as Norwich Union in the UK], Legal & General, Prudential plc, Royal & Sun Alliance, Standard Life.

Terms of reference for the Restoring confidence in long-term savings inquiry as a whole can be found on the Committee's website (Press Notice No. 51 of Session 2002-03). 

Transcripts of evidence sessions have been held so far can also be found on the Committee's website (under Reports and publications):

Session 2003-04, 2 December 2003: Consumers' Association, Financial Services Consumer Panel, Financial Services Authority, Financial Ombudsman Service, National  Association of Citzens Advice Bureaux [on endowment mortgages]

Session 2002-03, 11 November 2003:Association of British Insurers, Professor Philip Davis, Cazalet Consulting, Mr Christopher O'Brien[on the wider Restoring confidence in long-term savings inquiry]

Evidence is also to be taken (as already announced) on the wider long-term savings inquiry as a whole, from Mr Ron Sandler (author of the 2002 Review on Medium and Long-Term Retails Savings in the UK) and Mr Paul Myners (author of the 2001 Review on Institutional Invesment in the UK) on Thursday 22 January at 9.30am.

2.Regional productivity

The Treasury Committee will hold the first of a series of meetings, at which oral evidence will be taken from witnesses indicated.  (For terms of reference for this inquiry please see Press Notice No. 1, Session 2003-04.)

Tuesday 3 February 2004 at 9.30 am: HM Treasury

These meetings will be preceded by a private deliberative meeting of the Committee to which the press and public will not be admitted. Meetings may be subject to last minute changes to or addition of witnesses. 

These meetings will be held in a Committee Room of the House of Commons or Portcullis House.  Those wishing to attend the meetings should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.