Treasury Committee hears from Bank of England on quantitative easing

25 October 2011

The Treasury Committee holds an evidence session with the Bank of England on quantitative easing (QE) at 9.45am on Tuesday 25 October.


Tuesday 25 October 2011 at 9.45am, the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

  • Sir Mervyn King, Governor, Bank of England
  • Charles Bean, Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy, Bank of England

The Chair of the Committee, Andrew Tyrie MP, said:

"The Bank of England has taken a major step by resuming quantitative easing. The committee will appreciate an opportunity to have an explanation for the decision from the Bank. The Governor has kindly agreed to come before us on Tuesday morning. 

Among the issues the committee wants to discuss are the effectiveness of QE, the case for using the same tool a second time, and the respective roles of the Treasury and the Bank in implementing measures to stimulate the economy."

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