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Tuesday 10 February 2009


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Welfare Reform Bill


[First and Second sittings]


Mr Tony McNulty


Agreed to





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


10 February) meet—



at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 10 February;



at 9.00 am on Thursday 12 February;



at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 24 February;



at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 26 February;



at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 March;



the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following










Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

The Royal Association


12.15 pm

for Disability and


Rehabilitation (RADAR)


and Oldham


Metropolitan Borough




Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than



1.00 pm


Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

Barnardo’s, the Child


5.30 pm

Poverty Action Group


and Gingerbread


Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

Professor Paul Gregg


6.20 pm

(Bristol University)


Thursday 12 February

Until no later than

Department for Work and


10.25 am




Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 10 February 2009        



Welfare Reform Bill, continued



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


following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 to 7; Schedule 2;


Clauses 8 and 9; Schedule 3; Clauses 10 to 19; Schedule 4; Clauses 20 to 40;


Schedule 5; Clauses 41 to 44; Schedule 6; Clauses 45 and 46; Schedule 7;


Clauses 47 to 50; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the





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


conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 3 March.



Tony McNulty


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



Tony McNulty


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:


Liz Sayce, Chief Executive, Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR), and


Paul Davies, Service Director Adult Social Care, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council;



Martin Barnes, Chief Executive, and Dr Marcus Roberts, Director of Policy, Drugscope;



Martin Narey, Chief Executive, Barnado’s, Tim Nicholls, Press and Parliamentary Officer and


Eddie Graham, Welfare Rights Specialist, Child Poverty Action Group, and Fiona West, Chief Ex­


ecutive, and Kate Bell, Head of Policy, Gingerbread;



Professor Paul Gregg.



[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am.

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