Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments - Work and Pensions Committee Contents

The Work and Pensions Committee

The Work and Pensions Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Work and Pensions and its associated public bodies.

Current membership
Dame Anne Begg MP (Labour, Aberdeen South) (Chair)

Debbie Abrahams MP (Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth)

Graham Evans MP (Conservative, Weaver Vale)

Sheila Gilmore MP (Labour, Edinburgh East)

Glenda Jackson MP (Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn)

Kwasi Kwarteng MP (Conservative, Spelthorne)

Nigel Mills MP (Conservative, Amber Valley)

Anne Marie Morris MP (Conservative, Newton Abbot)

Teresa Pearce MP (Labour, Erith and Thamesmead)

Mr Michael Thornton MP (Liberal Democrat, Eastleigh)

Dame Angela Watkinson MP (Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster)

The following Members were also members of the Committee during the


Harriett Baldwin MP (Conservative, West Worcestershire), Andrew Bingham MP (Conservative, High Peak), Karen Bradley MP (Conservative, Staffordshire Moorlands), Ms Karen Buck MP (Labour, Westminster North), Mr Aidan Burley MP (Conservative, Cannock Chase), Alex Cunningham MP (Labour, Stockton North), Margaret Curran MP (Labour, Glasgow East), Jane Ellison MP (Conservative, Battersea), Mike Freer MP (Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green), Richard Graham MP (Conservative, Gloucester), Kate Green MP (Labour, Stretford and Urmston), Oliver Heald MP (Conservative, North East Hertfordshire), Sajid Javid MP (Conservative, Bromsgrove), Brandon Lewis MP (Conservative, Great Yarmouth), Stephen Lloyd MP (Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne) and Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood).


The committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.


The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at www.parliament.uk/workpencom.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Carol Oxborough (Clerk), Joanna Welham (Second Clerk), Gary Calder (Committee Media Adviser), James Clarke (Committee Specialist), Emma Sawyer (Senior Committee Assistant), Siobhan Clifford (Web and Publication Assistant), and Nathan Hug (Committee Support Assistant).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Work and Pensions Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5831; the Committee's email address is workpencom@parliament.uk

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Prepared 23 July 2014