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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

Frank Field MP (Independent, Birkenhead) (Chair)

Heidi Allen MP (Independent, South Cambridgeshire)

Jack Brereton MP (Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent South)

Neil Coyle MP (Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark)

Rosie Duffield MP (Labour, Canterbury)

Ruth George MP (Labour, High Peak)

Steve McCabe MP (Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak)

Nigel Mills MP (Conservative, Amber Valley)

Anna Soubry MP (The Independent Group for Change, Broxtowe)

Chris Stephens MP (Scottish National Party, Glasgow South West)

Derek Thomas MP (Conservative, St Ives)


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


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Committee reports are published on the publications page of the Committee’s website and in print by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Anne-Marie Griffiths (Clerk), Stuart Ramsay (Second Clerk), Libby McEnhill and James Mirza Davies (Senior Committee Specialists), Kemi Duroshola (Committee Specialist), Esther Goosey (Senior Committee Assistant), Michelle Garratty (Committee Assistant) and Jessica Bridges Palmer (Senior Media and Policy Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Work and Pensions Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8976; the Committee’s email address is

You can follow the Committee on Twitter using @CommonsWorkPen

Published: 5 August 2019