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

The House of Commons Treasury Committee (often referred to as the 'Treasury Select Committee') is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. [1]
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February 2014

Project Verde

  • Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England for Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority, former Managing Director of the Prudential Business Unit of the Financial Services Authority gave evidence on 11 Feb. [177]

January 2014

Project Verde

December 2013

Project Verde

November 2013

Project Verde

  • Reverend Paul Flowers, Co-operative Bank, former Deputy Chair, The Co-operative Group gave evidence on 6 Nov. [171]
  • David Anderson, former Chief Executive, Co-operative Financial Services gave evidence on 19 Nov. [172]

October 2013

Appointment of Sir Jon Cunliffe as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

  • Sir Jon Cunliffe, UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU gave evidence on 14 Oct. [167]

Monetary Policy: Forward Guidance

PROJECT VERDE

Re-appointment of Dr Martin Weale to the Monetary Policy Committee

Re-appointment of Professor Stephen Nickell to the Budget Responsibility Committee

Stress Testing the UK Banking System

September 2013

Bank of England August 2013 Inflation Report

Examination of Witness

HM Treasury Annual Report and Accounts

Project Verde

  • Neville Richardson, former CEO, Britannia Building Society and Co-operative Bank gave evidence on 4 Sep. [161]

July 2013

Bank of England June 2013 Financial Stability Report

  • Paul Tucker, Bank of England gave evidence on 2 Jul. [158]
  • Andrew Bailey, Bank of England gave evidence on 2 Jul. [158]
  • Dr Donald Kohn, External Member, Financial Policy Committee gave evidence on 2 Jul. [158]
  • Martin Taylor, External Member, Financial Policy Committee gave evidence on 2 Jul. [158]

Quantitative Easing

Spending Round 2013

June 2013

Appointments of Dame Clara Furse, Richard Sharp and Martin Taylor to the Financial Policy Committee

  • Dame Clara Furse DBE, Financial Policy Committee gave evidence on 4 Jun. [151]
  • Richard Sharp, Financial Policy Committee gave evidence on 4 Jun. [151]
  • Martin Taylor, Financial Policy Committee gave evidence on 4 Jun. [151]

Appointments of Dr Donald Kohn and Andrew Haldane to the Financial Policy Committee

  • Dr Donald Kohn, External member of the Financial Policy Committee, gave gave evidence on 12 Jun. [152]
  • Andrew Haldane, Bank of England gave evidence on 12 Jun. [152]

Bank of England May 2013 Inflation Report

Money Advice Service

Project Verde

April 2013

QUANTITATIVE Easing

March 2013

APPOINTMENT OF ANDREW BAILEY AS DEPUTY GOVERNOR

BUDGET 2013

  • Robert Chote, Office for Budget Responsibility gave evidence on 26 Mar. [148]
  • Steve Nickell CBE, OBR gave evidence on 26 Mar. [148]
  • Graham Parker CBE, OBR gave evidence on 26 Mar. [148]
  • Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer gave evidence on 26 Mar. [149]
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 26 Mar. [149]
  • James Bowler, HM Treasury gave evidence on 26 Mar. [149]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1063

Private Finance 2

February 2013

Bank of England February 2013 Inflation Report

Examination of Witness

January 2013

Appointment of Paul Deighton as Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

  • Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 8 Jan. [139]

Bank of England November 2012 Financial Stability Report

  • Sir Mervyn King, Bank of England gave evidence on 15 Jan. [140]
  • Andrew Bailey, Executive Director and Managing Director of the Prudential Business Unit gave evidence on 15 Jan. [140]
  • Andy Haldane, Executive Director, Financial Stability gave evidence on 15 Jan. [140]
  • Robert Jenkins, Member, Financial Policy Committee and gave evidence on 15 Jan. [140]
  • Michael Cohrs, Member, Financial Policy Committee gave evidence on 15 Jan. [140]

Examination of Witness

  • Dr Adam Posen, former external member of the Monetary Policy Committee and President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics gave evidence on 22 Jan. [141]

Quantitative Easing

  • Mark Hyde-Harrison, National Association of Pension Funds gave evidence on 29 Jan. [142]
  • Ruston Smith, NAPF, Group Pensions Director, Tesco gave evidence on 29 Jan. [142]
  • Mark Gull, NAPF, Co-Head of Asset and Liability Management, Pension Corporation gave evidence on 29 Jan. [142]
  • Dr Ros Altmann, Saga gave evidence on 29 Jan. [142]
  • Simon Rose, Save our Savers gave evidence on 29 Jan. [142]

December 2012

Autumn Statement

November 2012

27 November 2012

Examination of Witness

  • John Griffith-Jones, Financial Conduct Authority gave evidence on 6 Nov. [133]
  • Bill Winters, Renshaw Bay gave evidence on 20 Nov. [135]
  • Ian Plenderleith CBE, Chairman, BH Macro, Non-Executive Director, Morgan Stanley and Co International, BMCE Bank International (London) and of Sanlam (South Africa) gave evidence on 20 Nov. [135]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 750

Money Advice Service

  • Sajid Javid MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 28 Nov. [136]
  • Alison Cottrell, HM Treasury gave evidence on 28 Nov. [136]

October 2012

Administration and Effectiveness of HMRC

Financial Ombudsman Service

Macroprudential Tools

UK Financial Investments

UK Financial Investments Ltd annual report and accounts

September 2012

Appointment of Ian McCafferty to the Monetary Policy Committee

Money Advice Service

July 2012

BANK OF ENGLAND JUNE 2012 FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

  • Sir Mervyn King, Governor gave evidence on 17 Jul. [121]
  • Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, Financial Services Authority gave evidence on 17 Jul. [121]
  • Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor, Financial Stability gave evidence on 17 Jul. [121]
  • Paul Fisher, Executive Director, Markets gave evidence on 17 Jul. [121]
  • Donald Kohn, External member of the interim Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England gave evidence on 17 Jul. [121]

EVIDENCE FROM BOB DIAMOND

EVIDENCE FROM JERRY DEL MISSIER AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

EVIDENCE From Marcus Agius, Chairman, Barclays PLC

Evidence from Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor of The Bank of England

June 2012

Bank of England May 2012 Inflation Report

Corporate Governance and Remuneration in the Financial Services Sector

Money Advice Service

May 2012

22 May 2012

Examination

  • Adam Young, Rothschild gave evidence on 15 May. [115]
  • Graham Webb, Director, Solid Solutions gave evidence on 15 May. [115]
  • Manus Costello, Managing Partner, Banks Research, Autonomous gave evidence on 15 May. [115]
  • Robert Talbut, Association of British Insurers gave evidence on 15 May. [115]
  • Keith Skeoch, Standard Life gave evidence on 15 May. [115]
  • Richard Buxton, Head of UK Equities, Schroders gave evidence on 15 May. [115]

April 2012

Credit rating agencies

Debt Management Office Annual Report and Accounts

March 2012

BUDGET 2012

Inquiry into credit rating agencies

Mortgage Market Review

National Savings and Investments

  • Jane Platt, CEO and Director of Savings, National Savings and Investments gave evidence on 13 Mar. [102]
  • Steve Owen, Director, Operations and Commercial Management, National Savings and Investments gave evidence on 13 Mar. [102]

UK FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS 2012

  • Robin Budenberg, UKFI gave evidence on 14 Mar. [104]
  • Keith Morgan, UKFI gave evidence on 14 Mar. [104]
  • Jim O'Neil, UKFI gave evidence on 14 Mar. [104]

February 2012

Bank of England February 2012 Inflation Report

  • Sir Mervyn King, Bank of England gave evidence on 29 Feb. [95]
  • Charlie Bean, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (Monetary Policy) gave evidence on 29 Feb. [95]
  • Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (Financial Stability) gave evidence on 29 Feb. [95]
  • Dr Adam Posen, Monetary Policy Committee gave evidence on 29 Feb. [95]

HM Treasury's Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11

  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson KCB, Permanent Secretary gave evidence on 22 Feb. [93]
  • Julian Kelly, HM Treasury gave evidence on 22 Feb. [93]

Inquiry into Credit Rating Agencies

January 2012

Global imbalances

IndependEnt Commission on Banking: Final Report

  • George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer gave evidence on 11 Jan. [99]
  • Tom Scholar, HM Treasury gave evidence on 11 Jan. [99]

Independent Review of the Financial Services Authority's Report into the Failure of the Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Sir David Walker, Specialist Advisor to the Treasury Committee gave evidence on 24 Jan. [100]
  • Mr Bill Knight, Specialist Advisor to the Treasury Committee gave evidence on 24 Jan. [100]

Independent Review of the Financial Services Authority's Report ON the Failure of the Royal Bank of Scotland

Minutes of EvidenceHC 640

  • Sir David Walker, then Specialist Advisor to the Treasury Committee gave evidence on 24 Jan. [125]
  • Mr Bill Knight, Specialist Advisor to the Treasury Committee gave evidence on 24 Jan. [125]
  • Lord Turner, Chairman gave evidence on 30 Jan. [126]
  • Hector Sants, then Chief Executive Officer gave evidence on 30 Jan. [126]
  • Margaret Cole, Financial Services Authority gave evidence on 30 Jan. [126]

USE OF THE TRANSCRIPT

  • Sir Mervyn King, Governor gave evidence on 17 Jan. [92]
  • Andrew Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability gave evidence on 17 Jan. [92]
  • Michael Cohrs, gave evidence on 17 Jan. [92]
  • Robert Jenkins, External members of the interim Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England gave evidence on 17 Jan. [92]

December 2011

Independent Commission on Banking’s Final Report

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1691

November 2011

Appointments to the Office of Tax Simplification

Bank of England November 2011 Inflation Report

Financial ConDUCT Authority

  • Lord Turner, FSA gave evidence on 1 Nov. [80]
  • Hector Sants, FSA gave evidence on 1 Nov. [80]
  • Martin Wheatley, FSA gave evidence on 1 Nov. [80]
  • Margaret Cole, FSA gave evidence on 1 Nov. [80]
  • Peter Vicary-Smith, Which? gave evidence on 2 Nov. [81]
  • Christine Farnish, Consumer Focus gave evidence on 2 Nov. [81]
  • Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice Bureau gave evidence on 2 Nov. [81]
  • Mr Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 8 Nov. [83]
  • Emil Levendoglu, HM Treasury gave evidence on 8 Nov. [83]

Independent Commission on Banking

Independent Commission on Banking Final Report

October 2011

Appointment of Robert Jenkins to the interim Financial Policy Committee

FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY

Independent Commission on Banking

  • Sir John Vickers, ICB gave evidence on 10 Oct. [75]
  • Martin Taylor, ICB Commissioner gave evidence on 10 Oct. [75]
  • Bill Winters, ICB Commissioner gave evidence on 10 Oct. [75]
  • Martin Wolf, ICB Commissioner gave evidence on 10 Oct. [75]

Independent Commission on Banking: Final Report

Quantitative Easing

September 2011

Administration and effectiveness of HMRC: closing the tax gap

  • Dave Hartnett CB, HMRC gave evidence on 12 Sep. [73]
  • Mike Eland CB, HMRC gave evidence on 12 Sep. [73]
  • Melanie Dawes, HMRC gave evidence on 12 Sep. [73]

Appointments of Michael Cohrs and Alastair Clark to the interim Financial Policy Committee

Eurozone Crisis: Impact on the UK

Global Imbalances

July 2011

Accountability of the Bank of England

  • George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer gave evidence on 5 Jul. [68]
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 5 Jul. [68]

Administration and Effectiveness of HM Revenue and Customs: Closing the Tax Gap

June 2011

Accountability of the Bank of England

Administration and effectiveness of HM Revenue and Customs: closing the tax gap

Appointments to the Interim Financial Policy Committee

  • Michael Cohrs, Member of the Interim Financial Policy Committee gave evidence on 7 Jun. [56]

Bank of England May 2011 Inflation Report

Independent Commission on Banking

Private Finance Initiative

The future of cheques

May 2011

Accountability of the Bank of England

  • Dr Sushil Wadhwani, former Monetary Policy Committee member gave evidence on 23 May. [63]
  • Professor Charles Goodhart, former Monetary Policy Committee member gave evidence on 23 May. [63]
  • Kate Barker, former Monetary Policy Committee member gave evidence on 23 May. [63]
  • Dr Willem H. Buiter, former Monetary Policy Committee member gave evidence on 23 May. [64]
  • Dr Willem H Buiter, former Monetary Policy Committee member gave evidence on 23 May. [63]

Administration and effectiveness of HM Revenue and Customs

  • Stephen Banyard, HMRC gave evidence on 11 May. [61]
  • Phil Pavitt, HMRC gave evidence on 11 May. [61]
  • Mark Holden, Director IMS Change Programme Delivery gave evidence on 11 May. [61]
  • David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary gave evidence on 11 May. [61]

Appointment of Dr Ben Broadbent to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England

  • Dr Ben Broadbent, gave evidence on 17 May. [52]

Appointment of Dr Donald Kohn to the interim Financial Policy Committee

  • Dr Donald Kohn, gave evidence on 17 May. [53]

Independent Commission on Banking

  • Sir John Vickers, ICB gave evidence on 24 May. [54]
  • Martin Taylor, ICB gave evidence on 24 May. [54]
  • Bill Winters, Member gave evidence on 24 May. [54]
  • ICB, gave evidence on 24 May. [54]

March 2011

Accountability of the Bank of England

  • Sir David Lees, Chairman gave evidence on 15 Mar. [48]
  • Sir Roger Carr, gave evidence on 15 Mar. [48]
  • Lady Rice CBE, gave evidence on 15 Mar. [48]
  • Brendan Barber, Bank of England gave evidence on 15 Mar. [48]

Administration and Effectiveness of HM Revenue and Customs

  • Dame Lesley Strathie, HMRC gave evidence on 16 Mar. [42]
  • Mike Clasper, HMRC gave evidence on 16 Mar. [42]
  • Dave Hartnett, HMRC gave evidence on 16 Mar. [42]
  • Simon Bowles, HMRC gave evidence on 16 Mar. [42]

Bank of England 2011 Inflation Report

  • Mervyn King, Governor gave evidence on 1 Mar. [44]
  • Charlie Bean, Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy gave evidence on 1 Mar. [44]
  • Paul Fisher, Executive Director, Markets gave evidence on 1 Mar. [44]
  • Dr Martin Weale, Monetary Policy Committee gave evidence on 1 Mar. [44]
  • Professor David Miles, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England gave evidence on 1 Mar. [44]

Budget 2011

February 2011 Inflation Report

  • Martin Weale, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee gave evidence on 1 Mar. [45]
  • David Miles, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee gave evidence on 1 Mar. [45]

Financial regulation

  • Mervyn King, Governor gave evidence on 1 Mar. [46]
  • Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor, Financial Stability gave evidence on 1 Mar. [46]
  • Andrew Bailey, Executive Director, Banking Services and Chief Cashier gave evidence on 1 Mar. [46]
  • Andrew Haldane, Bank of England gave evidence on 1 Mar. [46]

Retail Distribution Review

February 2011

Administration and effectiveness of HM Revenue and Customs

  • Paul Aplin, Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, Tax Faculty Technical Committee gave evidence on 8 Feb. [41]
  • Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation, Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants gave evidence on 8 Feb. [41]
  • Robin Williamson, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group gave evidence on 8 Feb. [41]
  • Richard Baron, Institute of Directors gave evidence on 8 Feb. [41]

Competition and Choice

Competition and choice in the banking sector

  • Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 2 Feb. [40]

January 2011

Administration and Effectiveness of HM Revenue and Customs

Competition and Choice in Retail Banking

Competition and Choice in THE BANKING SECTOR

Principles of tax policy

UK Financial Investments

  • Sir David Cooksey, UKFI gave evidence on 27 Jan. [30]
  • Robin Budenberg, UKFI gave evidence on 27 Jan. [30]
  • Keith Morgan, UKFI gave evidence on 27 Jan. [30]
  • Jim O'Neil, UKFI gave evidence on 27 Jan. [30]

December 2010

Autumn forecast 2010

  • Robert Chote, Chairman, Budget Responsibility Committee gave evidence on 6 Dec. [27]
  • Professor Stephen Nickell, Member, Budget Responsibility Committee gave evidence on 6 Dec. [27]
  • Graham Parker, Member, Budget Responsibility Committee gave evidence on 6 Dec. [27]
  • Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer gave evidence on 8 Dec. [28]
  • Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser gave evidence on 8 Dec. [28]
  • Michael Ellam, HM Treasury gave evidence on 8 Dec. [28]

Competition and Choice in Banking

  • Eric Daniels, Group Chief Executive gave evidence on 7 Dec. [34]
  • Helen Weir, Group Executive Director gave evidence on 7 Dec. [34]
  • Patrick Foley, Lloyds Banking Group gave evidence on 7 Dec. [34]
  • Stephen Hester, RBS Group gave evidence on 7 Dec. [34]
  • Brian Hartzer, RBS Group gave evidence on 7 Dec. [34]
  • Benny Higgins, Tesco gave evidence on 7 Dec. [34]

Competition and Choice in the Banking Sector

European financial regulation

November 2010

Bank of England November 2010 Inflation Report

COMPETITION AND CHOICE IN THE BANKING SECTOR

  • Mr Adam Phillips, Chairman of Financial Services Consumer Panel gave evidence on 18 Nov. [31]
  • Mr Peter Vicary-Smith, Which? gave evidence on 18 Nov. [31]
  • Mr Dominic Lindley, Which? gave evidence on 18 Nov. [31]
  • Mr Philip Cullum, Consumer Focus, Ms Sarah Brooks, Head of Financial Services, Consumer Focus gave evidence on 18 Nov. [31]
  • Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, Chairman gave evidence on 23 Nov. [32]
  • Mr Hector Sants, Financial Services Authority gave evidence on 23 Nov. [32]
  • Sir Donald Cruickshank, gave evidence on 30 Nov. [33]

Financial Regulation: a preliminary consideration of the Government's proposals

  • Mr Sean McGovern, Lloyd's of London gave evidence on 11 Nov. [13]
  • Mr Stephen Sklaroff, Finance and Leasing Association gave evidence on 11 Nov. [13]
  • Mike Bowron, Commissioner gave evidence on 16 Nov. [14]
  • Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Head, City of London Police gave evidence on 16 Nov. [14]
  • André Villeneuve, Chairman of the City of London's International Regulatory Strategy Group gave evidence on 16 Nov. [14]
  • Mr Iain Cornish, Chairman, Financial Services Practitioner Panel gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Mr Roger Liddell, Member of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel and Chief Executive of LCH.Clearnet Group Limited gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Mr Guy Matthews, Chairman, Smaller Businesses Practitioner Panel gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Mr Adam Phillips, Chairman, Financial Services Consumer Panel gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Mr Peter Vicary-Smith, Which? gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Mr Dominic Lindley, Which? gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Mr Philip Cullum, Consumer Focus gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Ms Sarah Brooks, Consumer Focus gave evidence on 18 Nov. [15]
  • Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, Financial Services Authority gave evidence on 23 Nov. [16]
  • Mr Hector Sants, Financial Services Authority gave evidence on 23 Nov. [16]
  • Mervyn King, Bank of England gave evidence on 25 Nov. [17]
  • Paul Tucker, Bank of England gave evidence on 25 Nov. [17]
  • Andrew Bailey, Bank of England gave evidence on 25 Nov. [17]
  • Andy Haldane, Bank of England gave evidence on 25 Nov. [17]
  • Mark Hoban MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 30 Nov. [18]
  • Emil Levendoglu, HM Treasury gave evidence on 30 Nov. [18]

October 2010

Appointments to the Budget Responsibility Committee

  • Professor Stephen Nickell CBE, gave evidence on 25 Oct. [23]
  • Graham Parker CBE, gave evidence on 25 Oct. [23]

Financial Regulation: a preliminary consideration of the Government's proposals

Spending Review 2010

  • Lord Andrew Turnbull KCB, former Cabinet Secretary, former Head of the Home Civil Service, former Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury gave evidence on 28 Oct. [22]

September 2010

Appointment of Dr Martin Weale to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England

Appointment of Robert Chote as Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility

Financial Regulation: a preliminary consideration of the Government's proposals

  • Professor Charles Goodhart CBE, Programme Director, Regulation and Financial Stability, Financial Markets Group and London School of Economics Professor Emeritus of Banking and Finance gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]
  • Lord Myners of Truro CBE, former Financial Services Secretary gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]

HMRC's operation of the PAYE system

  • Dame Lesley Strathie, HMRC gave evidence on 15 Sep. [21]
  • Dave Hartnett, HMRC gave evidence on 15 Sep. [21]
  • Bernadette Kenny, HMRC gave evidence on 15 Sep. [21]

July 2010

Bank of England May 2010 Inflation Report

June 2010 Budget

  • Sir Alan Budd, Chairman gave evidence on 13 Jul. [2]
  • Mr Geoffrey Dicks, Member gave evidence on 13 Jul. [2]
  • Mr Graham Parker, Member, Office of Budget Responsibility gave evidence on 13 Jul. [2]
  • Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer gave evidence on 15 Jul. [3]
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary gave evidence on 15 Jul. [3]
  • Mr Mark Bowman, HM Treasury gave evidence on 15 Jul. [3]

Office for Budget Responsibility

Financial Regulation: a preliminary consideration of the Government's proposals

  • Mr Andrew Bailey, Bank of England gave evidence on ?. [7]
  • Mr Mervyn King, Governor gave evidence on ?. [7]
  • Mr Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor (Financial Stability) gave evidence on ?. [7]