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Tyrie asks PM to publish analysis and give evidence on EU membership

22 February 2016

Rt Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Liaison Committee – the Committee of Committee Chairs - has written to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, asking him to publish an analysis of the overall costs and benefits of the UK's membership of the EU. He has also made clear that the Liaison Committee will expect the Prime Minister to give evidence to it on the referendum.

Commenting on the correspondence, Mr Tyrie said:

"The debate on the Scottish referendum was informed by a detailed, written analysis of what, in the Government's view, was at stake. The Government should produce a similar analysis for the EU referendum, and the sooner the better.

The Liaison Committee – the Committee of Committee Chairmen – will want to cross examine the Prime Minister on the referendum and the deal which, on behalf of Britain, he has just negotiated. The Committee are looking forward to him agreeing a date soon."

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