Budget 2011: Government and Office for Budget Responsibility Responses to the Tenth Report from the Committee - Treasury Contents

Sixth Special Report

The Treasury Committee published its Tenth Report of Session 2010-12, Budget 2011, on
9 April 2011, as House of Commons Paper No. 897. The Government Response was received on 27 May 2011 and is published as Appendix 1 below. The Office for Budget Responsibility Response was received on 9 June 2011 and is published as Appendix 2.

The response from the Government is in plain text and the Committee's conclusions and recommendations are in bold text.

The Government has not taken the opportunity to respond to our comments in paragraph 4 of our Report about any leaks or advance briefing of Budget measures. We call upon the Government to do so. Good reasons have lain behind Budget purdah. The Government's response should contain a clear undertaking that the Government will not anticipate Budget measures by means of press briefing, and that it will deal with any leaks of Budget measures with the utmost seriousness.

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