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TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER 2000

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mrs Liz Blackman
Mr Edward Davey
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the uncorrected transcripts of the evidence taken from Ministers be made available on the Internet in accordance with the policy decided by the Liaison Committee.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That Mr Edward Davey do visit Paris in January to attend the OECD Conference on Parliament and the Budget Process in a representative capacity.—(The Chairman.)

Bank of England: Baroness Noakes, a Member of the House of Lords, Chairman, Ms Bridget Blow, Sir Ian Gibson, CBE, Mrs Frances Heaton and Ms Sheila McKechnie, OBE, Non-Executive Directors of the Court of the Bank of England, were examined.

Draft Report (The Work of the Treasury Committee and Treasury Sub-committee), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the First Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 41), pp xlv–xlvi.]

[Adjourned till Tuesday 16 January at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 16 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report from the Sub-committee (National Statistics), brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Second Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 137), pp xiii–xiv.]

Mr Michael Fallon, Mr James Plaskitt and Mr David Ruffley declared pecuniary interests as Equitable Life Policyholders. Sir Michael Spicer declared that his wife was an Equitable Life policyholder.

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into Equitable Life and the Life Assurance Industry.—(The Chairman.)

Banking: Ms Michelle Childs, Head of Policy Research, and Mr Phil Evans, Principal Policy Adviser, Consumers' Association, and Ms Jill Johnstone, Head of Policy, Research & Strategy, and Mr Paul Dixon, Senior Policy Officer, Research and Strategy, National Consumer Council, were examined.

Banking: Mr Christopher Pearson, Chief Executive, and Mr Richard Tyson-Davies, Head of Public Affairs, Association for Payment Clearing Services, Mr Michael Hawkins, Chairman, MasterCard/Europay UK Limited, Mr Etienne Goosse, Director of Corporate Affairs, Europay International, and Mr Tim Sweeney, Director General, British Bankers' Association, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 23 January at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 23 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Sir Teddy Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

International Monetary Fund: Mr Gus O'Donnell, Managing Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Prospects, HM Treasury, and Mr Stephen Pickford, UK Executive Director, International Monetary Fund, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 30 January at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 30 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report from the Sub-Committee (HM Treasury), brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Third Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 73–I), p xxx.]

Banking and the Consumer: Mr Fred Goodwin, Group Chief Executive, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Mr James Crosby, Group Chief Executive, Halifax (and Intelligent Finance), Mr Bob Head, Chief Executive, Smile.co.uk, and Mr Simon Williams, Corporate Affairs Director, Smile.co.uk, were examined.

Banking and the Consumer: Miss Melanie Johnson, a Member of the House, Economic Secretary, and Mr William Lea, Adviser, Financial Services Regulation Team, HM Treasury, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 6 February at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Michael Fallon
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Brian Sedgemore
Sir Teddy Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

The Monetary Policy Committee: Sir Alan Budd, Provost, Queen's College, Oxford (former member of the Monetary Policy Committee), Mr John Flemming, Warden, Wadham College, Oxford, Professor Willem Buiter, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (former member of the Monetary Policy Committee), and Mr Ray Barrell, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 15 February at half-past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into the 2001 Budget.—(The Chairman.)

Equitable Life and the Life Assurance Industry: Mr John Sclater, CVO, Chairman, Mr Peter Martin, Vice Chairman, Mr Chris Headdon, Chief Executive, The Equitable Life Assurance Society, were examined.

Mr Michael Fallon and Mr James Plaskitt declared pecuniary interests as Equitable Life policyholders. Sir Michael Spicer declared that his wife was an Equitable Life policyholder.

Equitable Life and the Life Assurance Industry: Sir Howard Davies, Chairman, Mr Michael Foot, Managing Director and Head of Financial Services, and Mr Martin Roberts, Director, Insurance and Friendly Societies, Financial Services Authority, were examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 26 February at Three o'clock.

MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr David Kidney
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

The Monetary Policy Committee: Mr Donald L Kohn, Director, Division of Monetary Affairs,
Board of Governors, US Federal Reserve Bank, was examined.

Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, witnesses be examined in private.—(The Chairman.)

The Monetary Policy Committee: Mr Roger Bootle, Mr David Miles, Mrs Bridget Rosewell and Professor Andrew Scott, Specialist Advisers to the Committee, were examined.

[Adjourned till tomorrow at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

Monetary Policy Committee: The Rt Hon Sir Edward George, Governor, Mr Mervyn King, Deputy Governor, Mr Charles Bean, Dr DeAnne Julius, Professor Stephen Nickell and Mr Ian Plenderleith, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 6 March at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley
Sir Teddy Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

   Draft Report (The International Monetary Fund: A Blueprint for Parliamentary Accountability), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.
[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Fourth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 162), p ix.]

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Report (Banking and the Consumer), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Fifth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 138), pp xvi–xix.]

[Adjourned till Tuesday 13 March at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 13 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley

The Committee deliberated.

2001 Budget: Ms Kate Barker, Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry, Professor Tim Congdon, Director, Lombard Street Research, Mr Geoffrey Dicks, UK Economist, Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets, and Mr Martin Weale, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, were examined.

2001 Budget: Ms Kate Barker, Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry, and Mr Martin Weale, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, were further examined; Mr David Coats, Chief Economist, Trades Union Congress, Mr Andrew Dilnot, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Mr Edward Troup, Head of Tax Strategy, Simmons and Simmons, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 15 March at half-past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 15 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Judy Mallaber

The Committee deliberated.

2001 Budget: Mr Gus O'Donnell, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Prospects and International Finance, HM Treasury, was further examined; Mr Nicholas Macpherson, Director, Welfare Reform, Mr Adam Sharples, Director, General Expenditure Policy, Mr Alex Gibbs, Head of Tax Policy Team, and Mr Clive Maxwell, Head of Environmental and Transport Taxes Team, HM Treasury, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 20 March at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr David Ruffley
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the First Report from the Committee in Session 2000–01 [Work of the Treasury Committee and Treasury Sub-Committee] be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman.)

2001 Budget: The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, a Member of the House, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr Ed Balls, Chief Economic Adviser, HM Treasury, were examined; Mr Gus O'Donnell, Managing Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Prospects and International Finance, and Mr Nicholas Macpherson, Director, Welfare Reform, HM Treasury, were further examined.

Mr Michael Fallon and Mr David Ruffley withdrew prior to questions relating to Equitable Life.

The witnesses were further examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 22 March at half-past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr James Plaskitt
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report from the Sub-committee (HM Customs and Excise: Collection of Excise Duties), brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Sixth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 237), p x.]

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Report from the Sub-committee (Government Actuary's Department), brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Seventh Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 236), p xiii.]

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Report from the Sub-committee (Royal Mint), brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Eighth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 239), p xv.]

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Report (The Monetary Policy Committee—An End of Term Report), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Ninth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 42), pp xxvi–xxvii.]

[Adjourned till Tuesday 27 March at half-past Ten o'clock.

TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr David Kidney
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr Brian Sedgemore
Sir Teddy Taylor

The Committee further deliberated.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Chairman do write to Lord Burns about allegations in the press concerning the Chancellor of the Exchequer.—(Sir Teddy Taylor.)

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 1
Sir Teddy Taylor
Noes, 6
Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr David Kidney
Mr James Plaskitt
Mr Brian Sedgemore

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Report (Equitable Life and the Life Assurance Industry: an Interim Report), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Tenth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 272–I), pp xxiii–xxvii.]

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Responses from the Government and the Statistics Commission to the Second Report from the Committee in Session 2000–01 [National Statistics] be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned to a date and time to be fixed by the Chairman.

TUESDAY 1 MAY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt
Sir Michael Spicer

The Committee deliberated.

Ordered, That HM Treasury have leave to publish their Memorandum of December 2000 relating to Whole of Government Accounts in accordance with the provisions of S.O. No. 135(1).—(The Chairman.)

Confirmation hearings: Ms Kate Barker was further examined.

The Committee further deliberated.

Draft Report [The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: Confirmation Hearing], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Eleventh Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 449–I), p vi.]

[Adjourned till tomorrow at Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 2 MAY 2001

Members present:

Mr Giles Radice, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Mr David Ruffley
Sir Teddy Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

ECOFIN (The Council of Economic and Finance Ministers): Dawn Primarolo, a Member of the House, Paymaster General, Mr Ivan Rogers, Director, European Strategy, Mr Peter Curwen, Head of EU and International Tax, and Mr Richard Brown, Head of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Policy Team, HM Treasury, were examined. Miss Melanie Johnson, a Member of the House, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury, was further examined.

[Adjourned to a date and time to be fixed by the Chairman.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE TREASURY SUB-COMMITTEE

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2000

Members present:

Sir Michael Spicer, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mrs Liz Blackman
Mr Edward Davey

The Sub-committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Sub-committee do visit the Royal Mint in connection with its inquiry into the Royal Mint.—(The Chairman.)

HM Treasury: Mr Edward Troup, Head of Tax Strategy, Simmons & Simmons, was examined.

HM Treasury: Sir Andrew Turnbull, Permanent Secretary, Mr Robert Culpin, Director, Budget and Public Finances, Mr John Gieve, Director Public Services, Ms Hilary Douglas, Director Corporate Services and Development, and Professor Andrew Likierman, Managing Director, Financial Management, Reporting and Audit, HM Treasury, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 11 January 2001 at half-past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 11 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Sir Michael Spicer, in the Chair

Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Edward Davey
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney

The Sub-committee deliberated.

Draft Report (National Statistics) proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 19 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Sub-committee to the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the Committee.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-committee be reported to the Committee.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Sub-committee do take oral evidence from the Royal Mint at Pontyclun Community Centre on Tuesday 13 February. —(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Thursday 25 January at half-past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Sir Michael Spicer, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Mr Giles Radice
Mr David Ruffley

The Sub-committee deliberated.

Draft Report (HM Treasury) proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Third Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 73–I), p xxx.]

[Adjourned till Thursday 8 February at a quarter past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Sir Michael Spicer, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Judy Mallaber

The Sub-committee deliberated.

Government Actuary's Department: Mr Chris Daykin CB, Government Actuary, Mr Andrew Young, Deputy Government Actuary, and Mr Andrew Beer, Principal Establishments and Finance Office, Government Actuary's Department, were examined.

HM Customs and Excise and Inland Revenue: Dawn Primarolo, a Member of the House, Paymaster General, Mr Mike Hanson, Director, Finance and Strategy, and Mr Terry Byrne, Director, Enforcement, HM Customs and Excise, and Mr Dave Hartnett, Director General, and Ms Sue Pither, Personal Assistant to the Director of Business Operations, Inland Revenue, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 13 February at a quarter to Three o'clock.

TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2001

[The Sub-committee met at Pontyclun Community Centre]

Members present:

Sir Michael Spicer, in the Chair

Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber

The Sub-committee deliberated.

Royal Mint: Mr Roger Holmes, Chief Executive, Mr Alan Pearce, Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, and Mr Graham Davies, Director of Finance, Royal Mint, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 1 March at a quarter past Nine o'clock.

THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Sir Michael Spicer, in the Chair

Mr Nigel Beard
Mr Jim Cousins
Mr Michael Fallon
Mr David Kidney
Judy Mallaber
Mr James Plaskitt

The Sub-committee deliberated.

Government Actuary's Department and Royal Mint: Miss Melanie Johnson, a Member of the House, Economic Secretary, Dr Paul Mills, Head of the Debt and Reserves Management Team, Mr Peter Schofield, Head of Public Enterprise Partnership Team, and Mr Michael Swan, Head of Tax Administration/Chancellor's Departments, HM Treasury, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 14 March at Ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2001

Members present:

Sir Michael Spicer, in the Chair

Mr Jim Cousins
Judy Mallaber
Mr David Ruffley

The Sub-committee deliberated.

Draft Report (HM Customs and Excise: Collection of Excise Duties) proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 14 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Third Report of the Sub-committee to the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the Committee.

Draft Report (Government Actuary's Department) proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 24 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth Report of the Sub-committee to the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the Committee.
Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-committee be reported to the Committee.—(The Chairman.)

Draft Report (Royal Mint) proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

[The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Eighth Report from the Treasury Committee, Session 2000–01 (HC 239), p xv.]

[The Sub-committee adjourned.

LIST OF TREASURY COMMITTEE REPORTS

[The Special Report listed after each main Report contains the Government's observations on the Report. Where a House of Commons Paper Number has a suffix –I, the evidence is published in one or more volumes separate from the Report]

Session 1997–98

First, Accountability of the Bank of England (HC 282) (Third Special, HC 502)

Second, The Barnett Formula (HC 341) (Fourth Special, HC 619)

Third, Confirmation Hearings (HC 571) (—)

Fourth, The 1998 Budget (HC 647) (Fifth Special, HC 877)

Fifth, The UK and Preparations for Stage Three of Economic and Monetary Union (HC 503–I) (Sixth Special, HC 905)

Sixth, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: Confirmation Hearings (HC 822–I) (—)

Seventh, Bank of England: Operation of Accountability—One Year On (HC 993) (Seventh Special, HC 1111)

Eighth, The New Fiscal Framework and the Comprehensive Spending Review (HC 960–I) (Eighth Special, HC 855)

Ninth, The Mis-Selling of Personal Pensions (HC 712–I) (First Special, Session 1998–99, HC 140)

Session 1998–99

First, Office for National Statistics (HC 43–I) (Second Special, HC 267)

Second, The World Economy and the Pre-Budget Report (HC 91–I) (Third Special, HC 339)

Third, Financial Services Regulation (HC 73–I) (Fourth Special, HC 347)

Fourth, The 1999 Budget (HC 325) (Fifth Special, HC 536)

Fifth, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: Confirmation Hearings (HC 476–I) (—)

Sixth, Inland Revenue (HC 199) (Sixth Special, HC 746)

Seventh, Public Service Agreements (HC 378) (Seventh Special, HC 849)

Eighth, The Monetary Policy Committee—Two years on (HC 505) (Eighth Special, HC 850)

Ninth, Demutualisation (HC 605–I) (Ninth Special, HC 880)

Tenth, Valuation Office Agency (HC 420) (First Special, Session 1999–2000, HC 197)

Session 1999–2000

First, Research Assistance for Monetary Policy Committee Members (HC 43) (—)

Second, HM Customs and Excise (HC 53) (Second Special, HC 442)

Third, The International Monetary Fund (HC 72) (Fourth Special, HC 628)

Fourth, The Private Finance Initiative (HC 147) (Fifth Special, HC 706, and Ninth Special, HC 942)

Fifth, The 2000 Budget (HC 379) (Third Special, HC 572)

Sixth, Government's Cash and Debt Management (HC 154) (Sixth Special, HC 869)

Seventh, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: Confirmation Hearings (HC 520–I) (Seventh Special, HC 859)

Eighth, Economic and Monetary Union (HC 573–I) (Tenth Special, HC 983)

Ninth, Spending Review 2000 (HC 485) (Eighth Special, HC 941)

Tenth, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: Confirmation Hearing (HC 940–I) (—)

Session 2000–01

First, Work of the Treasury Committee and Treasury Sub-Committee (HC 41) (First Special, HC 351)

Second, National Statistics (HC 137) (Second Special, HC 376)

Third, HM Treasury (HC 73–I)

Fourth, The International Monetary Fund: A Blueprint for Parliamentary Accountability (HC 162)

Fifth, Banking and the Consumer (HC 138)

Sixth, HM Customs and Excise: Collection of Excise Duties (HC 237)

Seventh, Government Actuary's Department (HC 236)

Eighth, Royal Mint (HC 239)

Ninth, The Monetary Policy Committee—An End of Term Report (HC 42)

Tenth, Equitable Life and the Life Assurance Industry: An Interim Report (HC 272–I)

Eleventh, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: Confirmation Hearing (HC 449–I)

 
 
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