Committee announces inquiry into 2009 Pre-Budget Report

09 December 2009

The Treasury Committee has today announced an inquiry into the 2009 Pre-Budget Report.

The following evidence sessions have been arranged:

Monday 14 December, 3.15pm

Macro Economic Issues


  • Sheila Dow, Professor of Economics, University of Stirling
  • Karen Ward, Chief UK Economist, HSBC
  • Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Martin Weale, National Institute of Economic and Social Research


  • Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • John Whiting, Chartered Institute of Taxation, and Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
  • David Harker, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice
  • David Heald, Professor of Accounting, University of Aberdeen

Tuesday 15 December, 9.45am

  • HM Treasury officials

Wednesday 16 December, 2.30pm

  • Rt Hon Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • HM Treasury Officials

The Committee would welcome written evidence on the Pre-Budget Report. Written evidence should reach the Treasury Committee no later than midday on Monday 14 December 2009.

Notes on submission of written evidence

Written evidence should be in Word or rich text format—not PDF 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.

Submissions should be no longer than 2000 words.

Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum.

Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document must include an executive summary.

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee.

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or by making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives.

If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter.

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.

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