Treasury Committee press notice no.46

15 May 2008: For Immediate Release

BUDGET MEASURES AND LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS

FORTHCOMING EVIDENCE SESSIONS, PUBLICATION OF WRITTEN EVIDENCE AND CALL FOR ADDITIONAL WRITTEN EVIDENCE

The Treasury Committee will be holding the following evidence sessions as part of its inquiry into Budget Measures and Low-Income Households.

the Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 21 May 2008
2.30pm

Witnesses:
At 2.30pm: 
Robert Chote, Director, and Mike Brewer, Director of Direct Tax and Welfare, Institute for Fiscal Studies, John Whiting, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, Teresa Perchard, Director of Public Policy, Citizens Advice, and Ian Mulheirn, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation.

At 3.30pm:  Sally West, Policy Director, Age Concern, Dr. Paul Dornan, Child Poverty Action Group, Carey Oppenheim, Co-Director, Institute for Public Policy Research, Peter Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute, and Richard Exell, Senior Policy Officer, Trade Union Congress.

the Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 4 June 2008
2.30pm

Witnesses:
The Rt. Hon. Alistair Darling MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and HM Treasury officials.

PUBLICATION OF CERTAIN WRITTEN EVIDENCE

The Committee has decided to publish on its website certain submissions received by the original deadline, and these can be found at— http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/treasury_committee/tcbudgetmeasures.cfm

CALL FOR ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE

In light of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement on Tuesday 13 May, the Committee invites additional written evidence dealing specifically with the measures set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s statement.  The deadline for these additional submissions is Monday 19 May at 12 noon.

Those wishing to attend the above meetings should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.