Treasury Committee: Press Notice


The Treasury Committee announces today an inquiry into the 2008 Pre-Budget Report

The following evidence sessions have been arranged (details of witnesses to follow in a separate Press Notice):

Thursday 4 December, 9.45am, Wilson Room, Portcullis House:

9.45am: Experts on Macro Economic and Micro Economic Issues

10.45am : Social Issues Panel

Tuesday 9 December, 9.45am, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

9.45am : HMT Officials

Wednesday 10 December, 2.30pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

2.30pm : Chancellor of the Exchequer and HM Treasury Officials

The Committee would welcome written evidence on the Pre-Budget Report. Written evidence should ideally reach the Treasury Committee by 12 noon on Thursday 27 November 2008; in order to assist the Committee in its briefing. If you are unable to make that deadline, submissions will still be accepted up to  12 noon on Thursday 4 December 2008. Submissions should be no more than 2,000 words. Guidance on the submission of written evidence can be found at the end of this press notice.

The Committee intends to take written and oral evidence on the Work of the FSA, and the Banking Crisis, in the near future. Terms of reference relating to these issues will be issued shortly.


Written evidence should be in Word or rich text format-not 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 noon on Monday 8 December 2008. Submissions should be no longer than 2000 words.

Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document must include an executive summary. Further guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or by making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter. 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.