11:46 pm, Mon 18 Nov 2013
'Flowers drugs supply' arrests
Treasury select committee chairman Andrew Tyrie told BBC2's Newsnight:
We will never know why it was that he seemed, in a sense, slightly short of the odd fact about the bank that he was running.
It is extraordinary that he had no idea at all about the asset base of his own bank after several years as chairman.
2:33 pm, Tue 25 Jun 2013
The chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, Andrew Tyrie, has asked the Chancellor to respond to allegations that banks attempted to influence the body charged with regulating them.
Citing today's briefing by the outgoing Bank of England governor, Mr Tyrie said that "pressure had been brought to bear on the PRA, as a result of calls by the banks to Number 10 and Number 11".
"The Governor said that this should not happen," he said, adding that it is "essential that the Chancellor look into this and gives us reassurance".
Read: Goodbye and good luck, you'll certainly need it - Sir Mervyn King's last appearance before MPs.
4:58 pm, Fri 13 Jul 2012
BoE warned about Libor in 2008
Commenting on the proposals for the creation of a Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards laid before the House of Commons, the head chair of the commission Andrew Tyrie said:
The proposal laid before the House of Commons today to create a Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards has the support of the leaders of all three major parties. This is vital.
The recent scandals demonstrate the need for higher standards in banking.
The perpetrators of wrongdoing should be held fully accountable for their actions.
It is the fact that so many appear to have got off scot-free that really sticks in the gullet of the electorate.
The actions of a few have impugned the reputations of many.
Hundreds of thousands of people in financial services work hard, honestly and for the benefit of their customers. They deserve better too.
5:30 pm, Fri 20 Apr 2012
UK pledges extra £10bn to IMF
This is not just sensible, it is essential.
The IMF is the only fire-brigade available to the global economy. It is vital that the IMF has the necessary tools to deal with the current eurozone crisis and the risks to wider global financial stability. – Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee