Inquiry into the Tax Expenditures Statement - Request to make a submission

Parliament of Australia
House of Representatives

PO Box 6021, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 | Phone: (02) 6277 4821 | Fax: (02) 6277 2220 | Email: |

Ref: 2015/449
Contact Officer: David Monk
Telephone: 02 6277 4609

19 August 2015

Mr Phil Bowen PSM FCPA
Parliamentary Budget Officer
Parliamentary Budget Office
Suite S1-115
Parliament House CANBERRA 2600

Dear Mr Bowen

Inquiry into the Tax Expenditures Statement

I refer to the Committee's inquiry. You may be aware that I called for submissions to the inquiry on 19 June 2015 and that the Committee has held two hearings to date.

The Committee recently reviewed progress with the inquiry and agreed there was scope to further promote it. I note that the current work plan for the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) states that a priority for the PBO is to engage with parliamentary committees. Therefore, the Committee today resolved that I approach you to request a submission from the PBO for the inquiry by Friday, 25 September 2015.

I note that witnesses can give evidence to committees without having made a submission. I expect that the Committee would be amenable to either you or the PBO appearing on this basis as well.

I would be pleased to discuss this matter with you, if you wish.

Yours sincerely

Bert van Manen MP