A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Economic Affairs Committee is a select committee of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It has a broad remit "to consider economic affairs". [1]
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January 2011

Auditors: Market concentration and their role

  • MR DAVID PITT-WATSON, Hermes, MR PAUL LEE, Hermes, MR IAIN RICHARDS, Aviva Investors, MR GUY JUBB, Standard Life Investments, MR ROBERT TALBUT, Chief Investment Officer, RLAM, Member of the ABI Investment Committee gave evidence on 11 Jan. [11]
  • PROFESSOR DAVID MYDDELTON, Institute of Economic Affairs, MR STEVE COOPER, Member, IASB, MR ROGER MARSHALL, Interim Chair, Accounting Standards Board gave evidence on 18 Jan. [12]
  • LORD MYNERS, Financial Services Secretary and Government Spokesperson, HM Treasury 2008-10 gave evidence on 18 Jan. [12]
  • MR PAUL TAYLOR, Fitch Ratings, MR ALASTAIR WILSON, Chief Credit Officer, Credit Policy, Moody's Ratings, MR DOMINIC CRAWLEY, Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Ratings, EMEA, Standard and Poor's gave evidence on 18 Jan. [12]
  • MARK HOBAN MP, HM Treasury, EDWARD DAVEY MP, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, RICHARD CARTER, Director Business Environment, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills gave evidence on 25 Jan. [13]

December 2010

Auditors: Market concentration and their role

  • MR ASHLEY ALMANZA, BG Group, MR ROBIN FREESTONE, Member, Investor Relations and Markets Committee, The Hundred Group, Chief Financial Officer, Pearson Group, GRAHAM ROBERTS ESQ, Finance Director, British Land, MR MARTIN TEN BRINK, Executive Vice President Controller, Royal Dutch Shell gave evidence on 7 Dec. [9]
  • LORD SHARMAN OBE, DR IAN PETERS, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, DR SARAH BLACKBURN, Past President and Member of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors gave evidence on 14 Dec. [10]

November 2010

Auditors: Market concentration and their role

  • MR DAVID HERBINET, Mazars, MR STEVE MASLIN, Grant Thornton, MR SIMON MICHAELS, BDO LLP, MR RUSSELL MCBURNIE, RSM Tenon gave evidence on 2 Nov. [6]
  • MR LEE WHITE, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, MR ANDREW STRINGER, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia gave evidence on 2 Nov. [6]
  • MR PHILIP COLLINS, Office of Fair Trading, MR DAVID STALLIBRASS, Office of Fair Trading, BARONESS HOGG, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council, MR STEPHEN HADDRILL, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Reporting Council, MS SALLY DEWAR, Managing Director, Risk, Financial Services Authority, MR RICHARD THORPE, Head of Accounting and Audit, Financial Services Authority gave evidence on 9 Nov. [7]
  • MR SCOTT HALLIDAY, Ernst and Young, MR IAN POWELL, PwC, MR JOHN GRIFFITH-JONES, KPMG, MR JOHN CONNOLLY, Deloitte gave evidence on 23 Nov. [8]

Meeting with the Governor of the Bank of England

  • MR MERVYN KING, Bank of England, MR PAUL TUCKER, Deputy Governor (Financial Stability), Bank of England, MR SPENCER DALE, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Bank of England gave evidence on 16 Nov. [2]

October 2010

Auditors: Market concentration and their role

  • MICHAEL POWER, LSE, ; VIVIEN BEATTIE, Professor of Accounting, University of Glasgow, STELLA FEARNLEY, Professor of Accounting, Bournemouth University gave evidence on 12 Oct. [3]
  • MR CHARLES TILLEY, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CIMA, MS HELEN BRAND, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA, MR ROBERT HODGKINSON, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW, MR IAIN MCLAREN, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, ICAS gave evidence on 19 Oct. [4]
  • MR JONATHAN HAYWARD, FTI Consulting, DR GUNNAR NIELS, Oxera, MR TIMOTHY BUSH gave evidence on 26 Oct. [5]