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External Reports

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list (a) the title and subject, (b) the total cost to his Department and (c) the commissioned author or organisation of each external report commissioned by his Department in each year since 1997. [103726]

Since 1997 HM Treasury has on its own or in collaboration with other Departments commissioned people external to the Department to prepare reports.The completed reports on which the Treasury took a lead include:

Economic Instruments and the Business Use of Energy (Lord Marshall), November 1998.
Work Incentives, The Modernisation of Britain's Tax and Benefit System Number Two (Martin Taylor), November 1998.
Competition in UK Banking (Don Cruickshank) January 1999.
Independent Enquiry into a Tonnage Tax (Lord Alexander of Weedon), July 1999.
Banking Services Consumer Codes Review (DeAnne Julius) May 2001.
Myners Review of Institutional Investment in the UK (Paul Myners) March 2001.
Securing our Future Health: Taking a Long-Term View, The Wanless Review' (Derek Wanless) April 2002.
SET for Success: The supply of people with science, technology,engineering and mathematical skills (Sir Gareth Roberts), Apri12002.
Medium and Long-Term Retail Savings in the UK (Ron Sandier), July 2002.

Costs for these reports are not held centrally but will have been met from within the Department's Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL).