Treasury Committee

Treasury Committee

Session 2002-03  No. 4  28 November 2002


PRE-BUDGET REPORT 2002

The Treasury Committee has decided to hold the following public evidence sessions on the Pre-Budget Report 2002:

Thursday 5 December

The Wilson Room    9.45am    Micro-economic issues

Mr Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Mr Edward Troup, Simmons & Simmons, Mr Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Macro-economic issues (at approximately 10.45am)

Mr Ciarn Barr, Deutsche Bank, Mr Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Professor Peter Spencer, York University, Mr David Walton, Goldman Sachs, Mr Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Tuesday 10 December

Venue to be confirmed    10.30am

Mr Jon Cunliffe, Managing Director, Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance, Mr Ivan Rogers, Director, Budget and Public Finances, and Mr John Kingman, Head of Productivity Team, HM Treasury

Tuesday 17 December

Venue to be confirmed    10.30am

Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, accompanied by HM Treasury officials

The Committee would welcome the submission of written evidence, which may include material not written specifically for the Committee.  In order for written evidence to be included in briefing for the Members, it will be necessary to receive it by Friday 6 December for the hearing with Treasury officials or Friday 13 December for the session with the Chancellor.  Earlier submission is strongly encouraged and would give the Committee greater scope for considering the issues raised.

Please submit evidence by post to: Clerk of the Committee, Treasury Committee, 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA; by fax to 020 7219 2782; or, preferably, e-mail to [email protected]

The meetings described above will be preceded by private deliberative meetings of the Committee to which the press and public will not be admitted.  The meetings will be held in a Committee Room in the House of Commons or in Portcullis House.    Those wishing to attend meetings should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.