Treasury Committee Press Notice No. 10

Session 2005-06 24 November

New Treasury Committee inquiry: 2005 Pre-Budget Report

The Treasury Committee will be undertaking an inquiry into the 2005 Pre-Budget Report which is to be issued on Monday 5 December.  The Committee has drawn-up the following programme of oral evidence:

Wednesday 7 December (9.30 am Public):

Expert commentators

Wednesday 7 December (2.30 pm Public):

HM Treasury officials

Thursday 8 December (11.45 am Public):

The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

The Committee welcomes written evidence on the 2005 Pre-Budget Report.  However due to timetable constraints, written evidence should arrive no later than 4.00pm on Tuesday 6 December


Written evidence should be in Word or rich text 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 4.00 pm Tuesday 6 December.

Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum and should not be of undue 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.

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

Rt Hon John McFall (Chairman), L, West Dunbartonshire
Lorely Burt, Lib Dem, Solihull
Jim Cousins, L, Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Angela Eagle, L, Wallasey
Mr Michael Fallon, C, Sevenoaks (Sub-Committee Chairman)
Damian Green, C, Ashford
Ms Sally Keeble, L, Northampton North
Susan Kramer, Lib Dem, Richmond Park
Mr Andrew Love, L, Edmonton
Kerry McCarthy, L, Bristol East
Mr George Mudie, L, Leeds East
Mr David Ruffley, C, Bury St Edmunds
Mr Mark Todd, L, South Derbyshire
Peter Viggers, C, Gosport