Parliament committee grills new policy adviser

LONDON - Kate Barker, due to join the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in June, testified before parliament's Treasury Select Committee on May 1.

ARTICLE - Kate Barker is a top UK economist at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). She is due to start on June 1 as a member of the nine strong UK interest setting body the MPC at the Bank of England.

On May 1 the parliamentary Treasury Select Committee, made up of UK politicians, gave Barker a tough ride with a series of pro