EU referendum: Prominent "leave" and "remain" campaigners including Boris Johnson, George Osborne and Lord Stuart Rose called before the Treasury Select Committee

 
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Prominent advocates of both continued membership and withdrawal of the EU have been called to appear before the influential Treasury Select Committee to give evidence.

Committee chairman Andrew Tyrie has announced a number of evidence sessions with campaigners and decision-markers in the build up to the EU referendum on 23 June.

Focussing on the financial and economic costs and benefits of the UK's membership of the EU, the committee will cross-examine prominent public figures in the debate, including chancellor George Osborne and Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

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Leading figures within the campaigning organisations will also be called, including Lord Stuart Rose and Will Straw of Britain Stronger in Europe, as well as Vote Leave's Matthew Elliott and Dominic Cummings.

“Their views, claims, and arguments will be subjected to rigorous scrutiny," said Tyrie.

On top of these advocates, governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney and deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe will be called to appear.

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“The Bank will be cross-examined on its assessment of the government’s renegotiation deal, the degree to which the ‘euro outs’ have been protected, and the extent to which EU regulation provides them with the supervisory flexibility they need," Tyrie said.

He added: “EU regulation, and the pursuit of banking union in the Eurozone, should not be permitted to inhibit the Bank of England from taking action necessary to fulfil its statutory mandate to maintain financial stability."

Meanwhile, responding to a separate request by the committee, Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed to publish an analysis of on the costs and benefits of the UK's membership of the EU.

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