Treasury Committee press notice no.12

Session 2006-07, 1 December 2006

New Treasury Committee inquiry: The 2006 Pre-Budget Report

The Treasury Committee will be undertaking an inquiry into The 2006 Pre-Budget Report which is to be issued on Wednesday 6 December.  The Committee has drawn-up the following programme of oral evidence:

Monday 11 December
4.15 pm
Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Professor David Miles, Imperial College London and Morgan Stanley
Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Consulting
Mr Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic & Social Research

5.15 pm
Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Professor Colin Talbot, Manchester Business School
Mr Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic & Social Research and Mr John Whiting, PricewaterhouseCoopers,

Tuesday 12 December
10.00 am
HM Treasury officials

Wednesday 13 December
9.15 am
The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

The meetings are scheduled to take place in Portcullis House.  Those wishing to attend the meetings should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.

The Committee welcomes written evidence on the 2006 Pre-Budget Report.  However due to timetable constraints, written evidence should arrive no later than 12noon on Monday 11 December. Further information for those submitting written evidence is given in the notes below.

1. Notes for submitters: Written evidence should be in Word or rich text format-not in PDF format, and sent by e-mail to The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from. The deadline is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 December 2006. Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum and should not exceed 3,000 words in length. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document must include an executive summary, ideally no more than one page long. Committees make public much of the evidence they receive during inquiries. If you do not wish your submission to be published, you must clearly say so. If you wish to include private or confidential information in your submission to the Committee, please contact the Clerk of the Committee to discuss this. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases. Personal information, such as address and contact details, should be provided separately from the body of your submission. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, no public use should be made of the submission unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee. For further information on evidence to select committees, see the guide for witnesses available at: