Have your say on the banking crisisYour chance to send questions to the Treasury

24 October 2008

Houses of Parliament

The Treasury has announced that the first public evidence session as part of the inquiry into the banking crisis will take place at 4pm on Monday 3 November 2008.

The inquiry is being held in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster and the public has been encouraged to send in questions which they would like to see put to witnesses. 

Witnesses at the first session include the Chancellor, Rt Hon Alistair Darling, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, and the Chairman of the FSA, Lord Turner.

Questions can be sent to the witnesses at bankingcrisis@parliament.uk up to 48 hours before the start of the hearing.

Which? launches banking reform campaign

The opportunity to put questions to the people at the centre of the banking storm comes at a time when Which? is launching a new campaign to reform the banking system.

We at Which? think that it's no longer acceptable for bankers to be given massive bonuses based on risky short-term results. The government should start insisting that where bonuses are paid, they're linked to long-term performance.

Which? is calling on consumers to take action by emailing the Chancellor. People who want to see long-term changes to the banking industry can back the Which? campaign.