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Treasury Committee press notice no. 38

Session 2005-06, 17 May 2006

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee: Appointment Hearing

Evidence Session Announced

The Treasury Committee has arranged the following evidence session on the appointment of Professor David Blanchflower as an external member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee:

Wednesday 24 May 2006:

At 9.15 am: Professor David Blanchflower

This meeting is likely to be held in Committee Room 15 of the House of Commons, but this is subject to chagne. 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


1. The Treasury Committee has established a practice of holding hearings with persons appointed to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England and reporting on those hearings. This practice enhances the transparency of the appointment process and increases the level of information available to the public and to Parliament about the functioning of the MPC.

2. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon John McFall (Chairman), Mr Colin Breed, Jim Cousins, Angela Eagle, Mr Michael Fallon (Chairman, Sub-Committee), Mr David Gauke, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr Andrew Love, Kerry McCarthy, Mr George Mudie, Mr Brooks Newmark, John Thurso, Mr Mark Todd, Peter Viggers.

3. Announcement of Professor David Blanchflower's appointment to the MPC.

4. Press Notice No. 38

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