By Jonathan Davies

How the Bank of England responded at the height of the financial crisis will be revealed this week as meeting minutes are published for the first time.

Following calls for greater accountability from the Treasury Select Committee, the Bank of England will reveal information which has otherwise been kept private since the financial crisis.

The minutes of its courts, similar to a board meeting, between 2007 and 2009 will be published, alongside minutes from courts between 1914 and 1946.

The Bank said that the minutes would be published “in appropriately redacted form”.

“Redactions to the minutes will be minimal, and confined to certain specific categories including for example the need to protect the security of the Bank and its staff, and to comply with legal requirements,” the Bank said last month.

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