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House of Commons

Treasury Committee

Minutes of Proceedings

Session 2003–04
Together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Treasury Sub-committee

Ordered by The House of Commons

to be printed 18 November 2004

The Treasury Committee

The Treasury Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the HM Treasury and its associated public bodies.

Membership (session 2003–04)

Mr John McFall MP (Labour, Dumbarton) (Chairman)

Mr Nigel Beard MP (Labour, Bexleyheath and Crayford)

Mr Jim Cousins MP (Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Angela Eagle MP (Labour, Wallasey)

Mr Michael Fallon MP (Conservative, Sevenoaks)

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory MP (Conservative, Wells) (appointed 22 March)

Norman Lamb MP (Liberal Democrat, Norfolk North)

John Mann (Labour, Bassetlaw)

Mr George Mudie MP (Labour, Leeds East)

Mr James Plaskitt MP (Labour, Warwick and Leamington)

Mr David Ruffley MP (Conservative, Bury St Edmonds) (discharged 22 March)

Mr Andrew Tyrie MP (Conservative, Chichester) (discharged 8 December)

Mr Robert Walter MP (Conservative, North Dorset) (appointed 8 December)


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in the House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 152. These are available on the Internet via The Committee has power to appoint a Sub-committee, which has similar powers to the main Committee, except that it reports to the main Committee, which then reports to the House. All members of the Committee are members of the Sub-committee, and its Chairman is Mr Michael Fallon.


The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) from Session 1997–98 onwards are available on the Internet at:


All correspondence for the Treasury Committee should be addressed to the Clerk of the Treasury Committee, 7 Millbank, House of Commons, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5769. The Committee's email address is:



Proceedings of the (Main) Committee   1

Proceedings of the Sub-committee   35

Proceedings of the Committee

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