Information Rights Unit
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14 May 2021
Dear Mr Cattigan
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your enquiry of 15 April 2021, which we have considered under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the FOI Act).
You asked for the following information:
“Please can you advise if it is correct that Mel Stride is part of there Treasury Select
committee review into collapse of Greensill.
The reason I ask is that David Cameron brought Mel into UK politics and I believe
that any review would be compromised with Mel Stride recent links to Treasury
and also his political ties to both David Cameron and Jesse Norman.
Any review should be done away from a committee that has both recent and
Please can you provide confirmation that Mel Stride has not being in contact with
David Cameron since Greensill collapse”
In response to your first question, I can confirm that Mel Stride is the Chair of the Treasury
It should be noted that the Treasury Committee is a parliamentary committee and not part
of the Government. HM Treasury has no powers to direct its inquiries and no involvement
in decisions about its membership. All of these issues are matters for the Committee itself
or for parliament. Your request is therefore best made directly to them. Contact details for
the Committee are at the very foot of the link below:
To be helpful, I can advise you that the Treasury Committee has published details of its
inquiry into ‘Lessons from Greensill Capital’ on its webpage, which can be found at the
In response to your second question, we do not hold information to answer that question,
beyond what is already in the public domain in respect of Mel Stride’s contact and
communications with David Cameron in connection with the inquiry mentioned above.
Again, your question is one for the Committee and its Chair.
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number above in any future communications.
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