Pounds, Pence and Politics: How Parliament scrutinises economic issues

3 Mar 2016, 18:00 - 19:30

Western Lecture Theatre, Maurice Keyworth Building, Clarendon Road, University of Leeds, LS2 9LB

Ahead of the 2016 UK Budget, join us for a stimulating insight into how the UK Parliament debates and scrutinises economic issues.

You will hear the thoughts of an MP with significant experience of scrutinising the work of the Treasury, the ways in committees in both Houses of Parliament examine a range of economic issues, and the insights of an experienced regional campaigner with significant experience of working with Parliament and government on a variety of policies relevant to the Yorkshire economy.

Our speakers include:

  • Rachel Reeves MP: Member of Parliament for Leeds West, former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, member of the House of Commons Treasury Committee
  • Ayeesha Waller: Clerk to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee
  • Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira: Professor of Politics at Leeds University (event Chair)

How to book

Spaces are limited so book your place in advance:

Contact universities@parliament.uk for more information.

 

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The Budget

Every year the Chancellor of the Exchequer makes a statement to the House of Commons on the state of the national finances and the Government's plans for the economy.

This statement is known as the Budget.

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