The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will next week take evidence from Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer in an occasional l session with the Committee.
The session will cover a number of issues of relevance to the UK’s economy including:
The Committee will also ask Mr Osborne about the prospects for the development of the shale gas and oil industry in the UK and what contribution this can make to the national economy. Shale gas is the subject of the Committee’s present inquiry, launched last year. It expects to publish its report by April.
The evidence session will start at 3:00pm on Tuesday 4 February in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords.
The session will be webcast at www.parliamentlive.tv and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.