Treasury Committee

Session 2002-03 No. 9                                                14 January 2003


The Treasury Committee has decided to hold the following public evidence session on the UK and the Euro:

Thursday 16 January

The Thatcher Room 9.30am: Sir Martin Jacomb, Chairman, Delta plc and Share plc, Mr Mike Rake, Chairman, KPMG International, and Mr Martin Taylor, Chairman, WH Smith (provisional)

Further evidence sessions will be announced shortly.

The Committee would welcome the submission of written evidence, which may include material not written specifically for the Committee.  Early 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

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.


The Treasury Committee will publish its Second Report of Session 2002-03: The 2002 Pre-Budget Report, HC 159, on Thursday 16 January at noon.  Mr John McFall MP, Chairman of the Committee, will be available for comment from noon on 0773 0987802.

The Treasury Committee will publish its First Report of Session 2002-03: National Statistics: Classification of Network Rail, HC 154 on Monday 20 January at noon.  Mr Michael Fallon, Chairman of the Sub-committee will be available for comment from noon on 0797 3676506.

There will be no advance copies of either Reports but copies will be available from noon on the day of publication for Government departments, witnesses and the press from the Reception desk at 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA and from the Press Gallery.  There will be no press conferences.

Reports can be purchased from the Stationery Office Bookshops (tel: 0345 58 54 63). The full texts will also be available on the Internet ( during the afternoon on the day of publication.