Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2006

Members present:

Mr Terry Rooney, in the Chair
Miss Anne Begg
Harry Cohen
Mrs Natascha Engel
Michael Jabez Foster
Justine Greening
Mrs Joan Humble
Greg Mulholland
John Penrose
Jenny Willott

1. Report under Section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999: Evidence session in private

Adam Sharples, Director General for Work, Welfare and Equality Group, Department for Work and Pensions; Phil Bartlett, Jobcentre Plus Employment and Support Allowance Programme Director; and Malcolm Whitehouse, Jobcentre Plus IS/IT Director, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 25 October at a quarter past Nine o'clock