Select Committee on Work and Pensions Third Report

Formal minutes

Wednesday 7 February 2007

Members present:

Mr Terry Rooney, in the Chair
Miss Anne Begg

Harry Cohen

Michael Jabez Foster

Mrs Joan Humble

Greg Mulholland

John Penrose

Jenny Willott

1.  The Government's Employment Strategy: Report text

The Committee considered this matter.

2.  The Government's Employment Strategy: Formal consideration

Draft Report (The Government's Employment Strategy), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Chairman's draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 347 read and agreed to.

Summary agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Third Report of the Committee to the House.

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

Ordered, That the Chairman do report to the House those Memoranda submitted to the Committee since the initial set of Memoranda was reported to the House on 1 November.

Ordered That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.

Several papers were ordered to be appended to the Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That the appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee be reported to the House.

[Adjourned till Monday 19 February at 4.00pm

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