Yesterday Conservative MPs held the first Economic affairs backbench committee meeting which I have been elected to chair. As early twilight descended on a Westminster preoccupied by the start of the summer recess we discussed the future economic agenda. We decided to concentrate immediately on a response to the government’s consultation paper on banks and the financing of recovery. There were also requests subsequently to examine the roles of lower taxes and less but more effective regulation in achieving higher levels of economic growth.
Bloggers may wish from time to time to make suggestions on suitable items for our attention. The Committee’s remit extends beyond Treasury matters to include the work of other economic departments.
It is good news that this Parliament will resume in September as there is plenty to do.