Treasury Select Committee

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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. The remit of the committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, with all of its agencies and associated bodies, including HM Revenue and Customs, the Bank of England, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Royal Mint, and so on.

Since 2010 the Treasury committee has taken on new powers, including the right to veto appointments to the independent Office for Budget Responsibility, and has forced the Financial Services Authority to publish a detailed report into its handling of the collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland.[1]


As at June 2015, the Committee's only member is its Chair, Andrew Tyrie, with other members to be elected.[2] Members in the 2014/15 session of Parliament were as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Andrew Tyrie MP (Chair) Conservative Chichester
Mark Garnier MP Conservative Wyre Forest
Stewart Hosie MP Scottish National Party Dundee East
Andrea Leadsom MP Conservative South Northamptonshire
Andy Love MP Labour Co-op Edmonton
John Mann MP Labour Bassetlaw
Pat McFadden MP Labour Wolverhampton South East
George Mudie MP Labour Leeds East
Alok Sharma MP Conservative Reading West
Jesse Norman MP Conservative Hereford and South Herefordshire
Teresa Pearce MP Labour Erith and Thamesmead
David Ruffley MP Conservative Bury St Edmunds
John Thurso MP Liberal Democrat Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Source: Treasury Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
29 November 2010 David Rutley MP (Conservative) Macclesfield David Ruffley MP (Conservative) Bury St Edmunds Hansard
4 July 2011 Chuka Umunna MP (Labour) Streatham Tom Blenkinsop MP (Labour) Middlesbrough South and
East Cleveland
14 November 2011 Tom Blenkinsop MP (Labour) Middlesbrough South and
East Cleveland
Pat McFadden MP (Labour) Wolverhampton South East Hansard
John Cryer MP (Labour) Leyton and Wanstead Teresa Pearce MP (Labour) Erith and Thamesmead
5 November 2012 Michael Fallon MP (Conservative) Sevenoaks Brooks Newmark MP (Conservative) Braintree Hansard

See also[edit]


  1. ^ George Parker (26 January 2012). "Tyrie aims to bring 'Sun King' down to earth". Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced". UK Parliament. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

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