§ Mr. Howard
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent consultations he has had with(a) the Governor and (b) officers of the Bank of England on the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The Chancellor regularly meets with the Governor of the Bank of England to discuss a wide range of issues. The Treasury representative to the MPC and other Treasury officials also regularly discuss economic issues with counterparts in the Bank of England.