Select Committee on Work and Pensions Minutes of Proceedings



Members present:

Mr Archy Kirkwood, in the Chair

Miss Anne BeggRob Marris
Ms Karen BuckJames Purnell
Mr Andrew DismoreMr Andrew Selous
Mr Paul GoodmanMr David Stewart
Mrs Joan Humble

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph,

Paragraphs 1 and 2 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the Second Report from the Committee on Pension Credit be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

Employment strategy: the Rt Hon Nick Brown MP, Minister for Work, Mr Leigh Lewis, Chief Executive, Jobcentre Plus, and Mr Michael Richardson, Director for Work and Welfare Strategy, Department for Work and Pensions, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 3 July at half-past Ten o'clock.

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