Treasury Committee Press Notice No. 48

Session 2003-04 12 October 2004


The Treasury Committee will publish the following Special Report on Thursday 14 October at noon:

Eighth Special Report (HC 1119) Responses to the Committee's Eighth Report: Restoring confidence in long-term savings (HC 71)

This contains the replies from the Treasury and the FSA to the conclusions and recommendations in the Committee's Eighth Report of session 2003-04 (HC 71) on Restoring confidence in long-term savings, which was published on 28 July 2004. That Report covered a range of issues including: current lack of confidence in long-term savings, product information, linkage between savers' and industry's interests, the distribution chain and commission, with-profits products, Sandler products, and the case for an industry wide 'Forum'.

Copies of the Eighth Special Report will be available to witnesses, government departments and the press from noon on Thursday 14 October at the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.

The Report can be purchased from the Stationery Office Bookshops (tel: 0870 600 5522). The full text will also be available on the Internet ( at or before 3.30 pm on the day of publication.

The Treasury Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Treasury, the Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise and associated public bodies. All Members of the Committee are Members of the Sub-committee.

Rt. Hon. John McFall (Chairman), L, Dumbarton
Mr Nigel Beard, L, Bexleyheath and Crayford
Mr Jim Cousins, L, Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Angela Eagle, L, Wallasey
Mr Michael Fallon, C, Sevenoaks, (Sub-committee Chairman)
Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory, C, Wells
Norman Lamb, Lib Dem, North Norfolk
John Mann, L,  Bassetlaw
Mr George Mudie, L, Leeds East
Mr James Plaskitt, L, Warwick and Leamington
Mr Robert Walter, C, North Dorset