MPs to hear evidence on the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review

04 November 2010

This week the Commons Treasury Committee takes evidence on the 2010 Spending Review, hearing from Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander on Wednesday and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Thursday.

Andrew Tyrie, Chairman of the Committee said:

“Parliament and the public need to be reassured that these very difficult decisions about cuts to jobs and services are being made in the fairest possible way.


This inquiry is the most wide-ranging the Treasury Committee has undertaken on a spending review. We will be scrutinising in particular precisely how the Treasury and the star-chamber determined departmental settlements and the impact of ring-fencing on this process.


We are hearing from a range of experts and interested parties in the field, as well as from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Chancellor himself and will produce a report following the hearings.”


Monday 1 November 2010

in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

at 4.15 pm

  • Carl Emmerson, Acting Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Mike Brewer, Director, Direct Tax and Welfare, Institute for Fiscal Studies

at 5.15 pm

  • John Appleby, Chief Economist, Kings Fund
  • Simon Maxwell, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute

at 5.45 pm

  • Dr Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme, Chatham House
  • Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow in Defence Management, RUSI
  • Malcolm Chalmers, Professorial Fellow in British Security Policy, RUSI

Tuesday 2 November 2010

in the Thatcher Room Portcullis House

at 9.45 am

  • John Philpott, Chief Economist, CIPD
  • Adam Lent, Chief Economist, TUC
  • Priyen Patel, Policy Advisor Economic Affairs, FSB
  • Ian McCafferty, Chief Economist, CBI

at 11.00 am

  • Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice
  • David Montague, Chief Executive, L&Q Group
  • David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

Wednesday 3 November 2010

in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

at 10.30 am

  • Treasury Officials

Wednesday 3 November 2010

in Room 15, Palace of Westminster

at 2.00 pm

  • Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Thursday 4 November 2010

in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

at 9.45 am

  • George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer 

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

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