Treasury Committee: Press Notice

8 October 2008: For Immediate Release

TREASURY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES ONE-OFF EVIDENCE SESSION INTO THE ECONOMICS OF THE HOUSING MARKET

Announcement of one-off evidence session

The Treasury Committee has decided to undertake a one-off evidence session into the economics of the Housing Market.  The Committee will use this hearing to explore issues relating to the housing market and the mortgage finance market, including both the current position of, and potential future developments in, those markets.

The session will take place at 10.30am, Tuesday 14 October 2008, in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House:

Witnesses:

• Fionnuala Earley, Chief Economist, Nationwide

• Professor David Miles, Professor of Finance, Imperial College London

• Professor John Muellbauer FBA, Nuffield College

• Bob Pannell, Head of Research, Council of Mortgage Lenders

• Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors