U.K. Lawmakers Start Inquiry Into Economic Impact of Being in EU

The House of Commons Treasury Committee appealed for evidence as it started an inquiry into the costs and benefits of the U.K.’s membership of the European Union.

The probe, which will publish its findings before the in-or-out referendum that Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to hold by the end of 2017, wants evidence on a range of subjects including regulation, free movement of people and trade relations with countries outside the trading bloc.

“This inquiry will be wide-ranging, dealing with all the economic and financial consequences of the U.K.’s EU membership, and the impact of departure,” Treasury Committee Chairman Andrew Tyrie said in an e-mailed statement. “The committee’s job will be to attempt to marshal the evidence on this important question into a coherent form, enabling the electorate to make a more informed decision.”

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