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George Osborne has defended his claim to have slashed in half a demand for £1.7bn towards the European Union's budget. The call for the extra cash, which followed a review of member states' economic performance since 1995, was described... Continue to article
Andrew Tyrie backed fellow Tory MP, Malcolm Rifkind, in his promise to probe claims of UK involvement in torture by the CIA. "It's crucial that we get to the bottom of this and so I am pleased that Malcolm Rifkind is getting more involve... Continue to article
Andrew Mitchell said it was imperitive that any suggestions of British involvement in CIA torture were investigated in order to maintain the UK's reputation on human rights. "The British Government, quite rightly, has a very strong repu... Continue to article
A press release from the Treasury Committee: The Bank of England has today (11 December) announced a number of reforms to improve governance and transparency. Commenting on the reforms, Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee... Continue to article
Andrew Tyrie said today's report into CIA conduct by the US Senate Intelligence Committee had implications for the UK which must be pursued. “The UK was implicated in this programme in a number of ways, that was initially denied, but e... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11:30am: Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions (topicals at 12:15pm) Main business Ten minute rule motion: Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill (Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Con, Cotswolds) Emergency debate: The ban... Continue to article
Conservative MPs have called for the rights of Scottish MPs in Westminster to be restricted, in the wake of a major report pledging new powers to Scotland. Today’s Smith Commission report, which follows Scotland’s rejection of independen... Continue to article
David Cameron has warned that “decision time is coming” for the issue of English Votes for English Laws. The Prime Minister hinted at some of the criteria he believed needed to be met for a lasting settlement on the issue when he appear... Continue to article
A press release from the Treasury Committee: Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, has written to Anthony Habgood, Chairman of the Bank of England's Court of Directors, about cyber security. Continue to article
Treasury Committee press release Today, Wonga has entered into an agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority to write off loans to 330,000 customers, and make changes to loans to 45,000 others. Commenting on the announcement,... Continue to article
Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendiiton, has warned William Hague that MI6 staff may have breached confidentiality in supplying information to the press over the rendition of Abdel Hakim Belhadj to Libya in 2004.
In a letter to the Foreign Secretary Mr Tyrie wrote: “These reports are attributed to ‘well-placed sources’. The context suggests that these sources may well be from within MI6. If so this would represent staff from the intelligence agencies briefing the press."
The Treasury Select Committee has criticised the Bank of England for not providing information about talks held surrounding the collapse of Northern Rock in 2007. Andrew Tyrie, as chair of the Treasury Select Committee, hit out at the Bank's lack of accountability and insisted the Committee could not complete its task until the information was provided.
MPs have said that the Private Finance Initiative, used by previous governments to pay for new schools and hospitals, is "poor value for money".
The Treasury Select Committee has said that it is "illusory" that PFI shields the taxpayer from risk, and that it is no more efficient than other forms of borrowing. The committee recommended that PFI borrowing be included in the Government debt.
Committee chair and Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie accused governments of being "addicted" to PFI, and told the BBC this morning that "the whole thing has got out of hand, and it is the taxpayer who has been ripped off".
The BBC has apologised to Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie after a report during the Conservative Party conference "gave a misleading impression that Andrew Tyrie MP had been influenced by a Downing Street official to say something he did not believe to be true". The report suggested that a meeting at the conference between Mr Tyrie and policy guru Steve Hilton was the impetus behind Mr Tyrie adopting a more positive view of the Government's economic policy.
David Cameron has moved to reassure voters after a prominent Conservative MP warned the Government was not doing enough to promote economic growth and that “piecemeal policies” need “radical improvement". Andrew Tyrie, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, suggested tax cuts to stimulate growth and questioned the value of focusing on Big Society initiatives. But, speaking on a hospital visit this afternoon, Mr Cameron insisted the Government was "totally committed to growth".
Labour's Chris Leslie hit out at the Government, saying that Mr Tyrie's comments show that they have "no credible or coherent plan for growth". Conservative former minister John Redwood said that Mr Tyrie spoke "for a lot of Conservatives" but suggested not all Tories were "using the same language".
Chair of the Treasury Select Committee Andrew Tyrie has told the Financial Times that governance arrangements at the Bank of England will have to be overhauled before MPs can give the institution more power. Paul Fisher, a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, warned yesterday of the threat of a "deflationary rut", saying more quantitative easing could be needed if deflation becomes a risk.
14/12/2014 on The World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4
14/12/2014 on The World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4
09/12/2014 on BBC News
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19/12/2014 on Pool clip
19/12/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
19/12/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two