Treasury Committee press notice

17 November 2008: For Immediate Release

FORTHCOMING EVIDENCE SESSION

The November 2008 Inflation Report

The Treasury Committee is holding an evidence session on the Bank of England's November 2008 Inflation Report as follows:

Tuesday 25 November 2008, at 9.45 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:

Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

Sir John Gieve KCB, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

Charlie Bean, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

Kate Barker, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee

Dr Andrew Sentance, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee

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

NOTES:

1. The Inflation Report is produced on a quarterly basis by Bank of England staff under the guidance of the members of the Monetary Policy Committee. The report is designed to provide a comprehensive and forward-looking framework for discussion among MPC members and to allow the Bank to share its thinking. To further enhance transparency and understanding around the Bank's decisions on monetary policy, the Treasury Committee questions the Governor of the Bank and other MPC members on their recent decisions and on the outlook for monetary policy going forward.

2. The Inflation Report is available from: www.bankofengland.co.uk. Evidence taken by the Treasury Committee on previous inflation reports and its hearings on appointments to the Monetary Policy Committee is available on the Committee's website: www.parliament.uk/treascom