HC Deb 23 June 1986 vol 100 cc50-1W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) officials and (b) Ministers from his Department gave evidence to Commons Select Committees in each of the Sessions (i) 1983–84 and (ii) 1984–85.

Mr. Brooke

The number of Treasury officials and Ministers who appeared before Commons Departmental Select Committees is as follows:

Session Officials Ministers
1983–84 22 3
1984–85 32 3

Because some of these gave evidence more than once, figures for the total number of sessions attended would be considerably higher than this. In addition, the Treasury Officer of Accounts or his deputy attends every session of the PAC, normally accompanied by an official of the relevant Treasury division.