Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2006

Members present:

Mr Terry Rooney, in the Chair
Miss Anne Begg
Harry Cohen
Mr Philip Dunne
Michael Jabez Foster
Mrs Joan Humble
John Penrose
Jenny Willott

1. Evidence session with the Permanent Secretary on the Autumn Performance Report

Leigh Lewis, Permanent Secretary, Adam Sharples, Director General, Welfare and Equality, and Phil Wynn Owen, Director General, Strategy and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Monday 13 February at Four o'clock.

Tuesday 7 February to Thursday 9 February
The Committee visited the Netherlands, in connection with its inquiry into Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work, in accordance with the decision of the Committee on 14 December.