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House of Commons


Thursday 10 September 2015


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Welfare Reform and Work Bill


[First and Second Sittings]


Priti Patel


Agreed to





the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 11.30am on Thursday


10 September) meet—



at 2.00 pm on Thursday 10 September; 



at 8.55am and 4.30pm on Tuesday 15 September;



at 11.30am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 17 September;



at 9.25am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 October;



at 11.30am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15October;



the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following










Thursday 10

Until no later than

British Chambers of Commerce;



12.30 am

Capp; Manchester City Council;


Family Action


Thursday 10

Until no later than

Barnardo’s; Women Like Us



1.00 pm


Thursday 10

Until no later than

Council of Mortgage Lenders;



2.30 pm

Building Society Association


Thursday 10

Until no later than

Gingerbread; Centre for



3.45 pm

Economics and Social Inclusion;


Reform; Employment Related


Services Association


Thursday 10

Until no later than

Remploy; Shaw Trust; Social



5.15 pm

Market Foundation; Mind;


Scope; Parkinson’s UK


Tuesday 15

Until no later than

Mencap; National Housing



10.00 am

Federation; Local Government


Association; L&Q London


Housing Association


Tuesday 15

Until no later than

Child Poverty Action Group;



10.55 am

Professor David Gordon,


Professor of Social Justice,


University of Bristol; Centre for


Research in Social Policy;


Centre for Social Justice


Tuesday 15

Until no later than

Joseph Rowntree Foundation;



11.25 am

Institute of Economic Affairs



Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 10 September 2015      



Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued



proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the


following order: Clauses 1 to 10; the Schedule; Clauses 11 to 22; new


Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 23 to 26; remaining proceedings in the Bill;



the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a


conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 15 October.



Priti Patel


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the


Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.


Agreed to



Priti Patel


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the


Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.


Agreed to



The following witnesses gave oral evidence:


Marcus Mason, Head of Business, Education and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce; Rebecca


Plant, Head of Apprentices and Graduates, Capp; Geoff Little, Deputy Chief Executive,


Manchester City Council; David Holmes CBE, Chief Executive, Family Action


Neera Sharma, Assistant Director, Policy and Research, Barnardo’s; Emma Stewart MBE, Chief


Executive Officer, Women Like Us


Paul Smee, Director General, Council of Mortgage Lenders; Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage


Policy, Building Society Association


Octavia Holland, Policy Director, Gingerbread; Tony Wilson, Director of Policy & Research,


Centre for Economics and Social Inclusion; Charlotte Pickles, Senior Research Director, Reform;


Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association


Gareth Parry, Director of Strategy, Remploy; Matt Oakley, Senior Researcher, Social Market


Foundation; Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive, The Shaw Trust, Sophie Corlett, Director of


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Welfare Reform and Work Bill, continued


External Relations, Mind; Elliot Dunster, Group Head of Policy, Research and Public Affairs,


Scope; Laura Cockram, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Parkinson’s UK



[Adjourned until Tuesday 15 September at 8.55am



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