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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 10 February 2009

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Welfare Reform Bill


 

[First and Second sittings]


 

Mr Tony McNulty

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

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

 

10 February) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 10 February;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am on Thursday 12 February;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 24 February;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 26 February;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 March;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table—      

 

    TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

The Royal Association

 
  

12.15 pm

for Disability and

 
   

Rehabilitation (RADAR)

 
   

and Oldham

 
   

Metropolitan Borough

 
   

Council

 
 

Tuesday 10 February

Until no later than

Drugscope

 
  

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

Pensions

 

 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 10 February 2009        

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Welfare Reform Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

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

 

Bill;

 

(4)  

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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