Treasury Committee press notice no.25

19 February 2008: For Immediate Release

Forthcoming Evidence Session


The Treasury Committee will be holding an evidence session on Financial reporting and the National Accounts on:

Tuesday 4 March 2008, at 9.45 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

The evidence session will explore issues relating to the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards, including the accounting treatment of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes. The session will also explore issues relating to the National Accounts, including the statistical classification of PFI debt, of Northern Rock and of the Bank of England.

The witnesses are (at 9.45 am):
The Financial Reporting Advisory Board:

Elwyn Eilledge, CBE Chairman of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board

Larry Pinkney, Secretary to the Financial Reporting Advisory Board

Ken Wild, National Director of Assurance and Advisory Services, Deloitte and Touche (Member of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board and member of the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee)

Ian Carruthers, Policy and Technical Director, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Observer on the Financial Reporting Advisory Board)

And at approx 10.30 am:
The Office for National Statistics:

Colin Mowl, Executive Director, Macroeconomics and Labour Market

Robin Lynch, Senior Adviser, National Accounts

Martin Kellaway, Head of Classifications and Adviser, Public Sector Accounts

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.