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Tyrie brings eagle scrutiny to British banking reform (Reuters)

    CPS Director Tim Knox is quoted by Reuters in a profile of Andrew Tyrie MP, as Tyrie's cross-party committee on British banking reform unveils its final report.

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    "Andrew Tyrie is a Conservative lawmaker, but this week fellow party member and finance minister George Osborne will be taking a deep breath as Tyrie's cross-party committee on British banking reform unveils its final report.

    Osborne, who created the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards after Barclays was found to have manipulated global interest rate benchmarks, is expected to adopt many of its recommendations to try to rein in risky banking practices.

    But that will not happen before each line of what is expected to be a 600-page report has been scrutinised by Tyrie - the group's leader renowned for his attention to detail.

    "Dealing with hundreds of authors over the years, he's certainly one of my most clear-headed, fastidious and painstaking," said Tim Knox, director of the Centre for Policy Studies - a think-tank for which Tyrie has written extensively.

    "It always ends with the best of humour but he's quite prepared to argue half the night over whether a comma should be a semi-colon - which is reflective of the seriousness with which he takes his work."

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    Date added: Monday 17th June 2013