Professional Standards in the Banking Industry (No. 2)

Part of Business without Debate — Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:28 pm on 5th July 2012.

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Photo of Edward Balls Edward Balls Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 5:28 pm, 5th July 2012

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The Government have won their vote. The Chair of the Treasury Committee will now chair a narrow inquiry based on the remit that he set out in the House this afternoon. The Opposition respect the hon. Gentleman and will work with him, but we have some real concerns about the membership and secretariat of the Joint Committee, which we hope he will address.

This afternoon’s debate, and particularly the devastating interventions of the Attorney-General, exposed serious questions about the scope of the inquiry—[Interruption.]