At the request of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, the Dutch Central Bank has issued a letter (in Dutch) on the causes of the current credit crisis and the extent to which it identified risk signals. It also gives its views of the recent proposal to tighten the framework of supervision. Lastly, the Dutch Central Bank reviews the statement of no objection it issued for the takeover of ABN AMRO in 2007 and the evaluation it performed prior to issuing the statement.