Select Committee on Treasury Twelfth Report

The Treasury Committee

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

Current membership

Rt Hon John McFall MP (Labour, West Dunbartonshire) (Chairman)

Mr Graham Brady MP (Conservative, Altrincham and Sale West)

Mr Colin Breed MP (Liberal Democrat, South East Cornwall)

Jim Cousins MP (Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Mr Philip Dunne (Conservative, Ludlow)

Angela Eagle MP (Labour, Wallasey)

Mr Michael Fallon MP (Conservative, Sevenoaks) (Chairman, Sub-Committee)

Ms Sally Keeble MP (Labour, Northampton North)

Mr Andrew Love MP (Labour, Edmonton)

Mr George Mudie MP (Labour, Leeds East)

Mr Siôn Simon MP, (Labour, Birmingham, Erdington)

John Thurso MP (Liberal Democrat, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

Mr Mark Todd MP (Labour, South Derbyshire)

Peter Viggers MP (Conservative, Gosport)

The following members were also members of the Committee during the inquiry: Mr David Gauke MP (Conservative, South West Hertfordshire), Kerry McCarthy MP (Labour, Bristol East), and Mr Brooks Newmark MP (Conservative, Braintree).


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 152. These are available on the Internet via


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) are on the Internet at

A list of Reports of the Committee in the last Parliament is at the back of this volume.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Colin Lee (Clerk), Fiona McLean (Second Clerk and Clerk of the Sub-Committee), Adam Wales, Jon Young, Harry Marin and Anna Leach (Committee Specialists), Lis McCracken (Committee Assistant), Michelle Edney (Secretary), Tes Stranger (Senior Office Clerk) and Laura Humble (Media Officer).


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

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