Treasury Committee press notice no.65

10 July 2008: For Immediate Release

FORTHCOMING EVIDENCE SESSION

Appointment of Spencer Dale to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England

The Treasury Committee will take oral evidence from Mr Spencer Dale about his appointment to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England on Wednesday 16 July 2008 at approx 3.45 pm. following an evidence session on Banking Reform (previously announced).

The Committee has sent a questionnaire to Mr Spencer Dale about his priorities as a member of the MPC. Mr Dale’s answers to the questionnaire will be available to the press and the public at the start of the evidence session.

The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Wilson Room in 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.

The Committee is expected to publish a short Report relating to Mr Dale’s appointment to the MPC subsequent to the evidence session.