Treasury Committee Press Notice No. 47

Session 2003-04 23 September 2004

EU AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Treasury Committee will be holding the following meeting, at which oral evidence will be taken from the witnesses indicated.

Tuesday 12 October

9.30 am until approx 10.15 am:   

Consumers' Association
Financial Services Consumer Panel

at approx. 10.15 am:

British Bankers Association

Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS)

Investment Management Association

Association of British Insurers

This meeting will be preceded by a private deliberative meeting of the Committee to which the press and public will not be admitted.  Meetings may be subject to last minute changes or addition of witnesses. This meeting will be held in a Committee Room of the House of Commons or Portcullis House.  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.

This meeting follows a hearing with the Financial Services Authority on Thursday 16 September, and is to discuss developments in respect of existing and proposed EU legislation and activity in the field of financial services. This will include the progress of the Financial Services Action Plan, and ideas for future action identified in the May 2004 Report from the EU Financial Services Committee (FSC) on Financial Integration (FSC 4156/04).

The meetings are intended to inform the House of developments in this area ahead of the proposed debate on the Financial Services Committee's Report on Financial Integration, recommended by the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee. Such a debate will take place in a Standing Committee and is currently scheduled for Wednesday 20 October (ahead of consideration of the FSC Report at an ECOFIN Council later in this year).


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
Mr George Mudie, L, Leeds East
John Mann, L, Bassetlaw
Mr James Plaskitt, L, Warwick and Leamington
Mr Robert Walter, C, North Dorset