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A video grab image shows Mark Carney, the next governor of the Bank of England, answering questions from a parliamentary committee in the Houses of Parliament in central London February 7, 2013. Carney said on Thursday he would move carefully with any changes to the way the central bank runs monetary policy but suggested he might favour committing to stimulus for an economy over a period of time.
A video grab image shows Mark Carney, the next governor of the Bank of England, answering questions from a parliamentary committee in the Houses of Parliament in central London February 7, 2013. Carney said on Thursday he would move carefully with any changes to the way the central bank runs monetary policy but suggested he might favour committing to stimulus for an economy over a period of time.
(Handout/Reuters)

CARL MORTISHED

Carney emerges from grilling with barely a scratch

Mark Carney walked into the lion’s den this morning and emerged unscathed in the afternoon after more than three and a half hours of interrogation by British MPs. The Treasury Select Committee were unable to deliver a scalp or even a tuft, just a strand of hair – the future Governor of the Bank of England said he wants a public debate about the future of inflation targeting, currently the Bank of England’s sole remit in the conduct of monetary policy in the U.K. .