Treasury Committee Press Notice No. 16

Session 2004-05 16 March 2005


The meeting on the 2005 Budget (originally arranged to start at 2.30 pm) on Monday 21 March has been re-arranged as follows:

Monday 21 March at 3.15 pm: Mr Robert Chote, Mr Martin Weale, Mr David Walton, Mr John Whiting and Prof Peter Spencer. At approx. 4.30 pm: HM Treasury officials

[The timing of the meeting  with the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Tuesday 22 March at 9 am) remains unchanged]


The Treasury Committee will publish its Fifth Report, Cash machine charges (HC 191) on Thursday 31 March at 0001 hrs. Embargoed advance copies will be available to witnesses, government departments, and accredited members of the press from 11.30 am until 12.30 pm on Wednesday 30 March at the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.  Copies will also be available in the Press Gallery, House of Commons from 11.30 am.

 The Chairman of the Committee, Rt Hon John McFall MP, will be available for interview after 11.30 am on Wednesday 30 March. Journalists can contact his mobile phone (tel: 0773 0987802) or his constituency office (Tel: 01389 734214).

Reports can be purchased from the Stationery Office Bookshops (tel: 0870 600 5522). The full text will also be available on the Internet ( at or before 3.30 pm on the day of publication.

The Treasury Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Treasury, the Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise and associated public bodies. All Members of the Committee are Members of the Sub-committee.

Rt Hon John McFall (Chairman), L, Dumbarton
Mr Nigel Beard, L, Bexleyheath and Crayford
Mr Jim Cousins, L, Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Angela Eagle, L, Wallasey
Mr Michael Fallon, C, Sevenoaks, (Sub-committee Chairman)
Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory, C, Wells
Norman Lamb, Lib Dem, North Norfolk
John Mann, L,  Bassetlaw
Mr George Mudie, L, Leeds East
Mr James Plaskitt, L, Warwick and Leamington
Mr Robert Walter, C, North Dorset