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Tuesday 27 January 2009


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Saving Gateway Accounts Bill


[First and Second SittingS]


Ian Pearson


Agreed to





the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday


27 January) meet—



at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 27 January;



at 10.30 am and 4.30 pm on Tuesday 3 February;



at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 5 February;



at 10.30 am and 4.30 pm on Tuesday 10 February;



the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following








Tuesday 27 January

Until no later than

Financial Inclusion


12.30 pm

Taskforce; Institute for


Fiscal Studies; Personal


Finance Research Centre,


University of Bristol;


Citzens’ Advice.


Tuesday 27 January

Until no later than

British Bankers’


6.30 pm

Association; Building


Societies Association;


Association of British


Credit Unions Limited;


Post Office Limited



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


conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 10 February.


Ian Pearson has given notice of his intention to make a Motion in the terms of the


Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 27 January 2009        



Saving Gateway Accounts Bill, continued


Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C(9)].



Ian Pearson


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


Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.


Agreed to



Ian Pearson


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:



Sharon Collard, Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol; Teresa Perchard, Di­


rector of Policy, Citizens Advice;



Brian Pomeroy, Chairman, Financial Inclusion Taskforce;



Matthew Wakefield, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies;



Helen Banks, Policy Director in the Retail Division, British Bankers’ Association;



Adrian Coles, Director General, Building Societies Association;



Alan Cook, Managing Director, and Kevin Seller, Head of Government Services, Post Office Ltd;



Mark Lyonette, Chief Executive, Association of British Credit Unions Limited.



[Adjourned till Tuesday 3 February at 10.30 am

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