Treasury Committee: Press Notice

Re-appointment of Mervyn King as Governor of the Bank of England: Announcement by the Chairman and forthcoming publication of Report

At its meeting today (Tuesday 29 April), the Treasury Committee agreed its Tenth Report of Session 2007-08 entitled Re-appointment of Mervyn King as Governor of the Bank of England.

Following the Committee's meeting to adopt the Report, the Chairman of the Committee, John McFall MP, said: “In order to avoid market uncertainty, I am announcing today  with the Treasury Committee’s agreement that the Report to be published next week unanimously endorses the Governor’s re-appointment for a second term.”

The Committee’s Report will be published on Wednesday 7 May at 11.00 am as House of Commons Paper No. 524-I.

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Reports can be purchased from the Stationery Office bookshops (tel: 0870 600 5522). The full text will also be available on the internet on the day of publication: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmtreasy/524/524i.pdf

The uncorrected transcript of the evidence taken from the Governor today will also be available on the Committee’s website in due course.