Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Committee met at the Council House, Derby
THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2005

Members present:

Mr Terry Rooney, in the Chair
Miss Anne Begg
Harry Cohen
Mr Philip Dunne
Mrs Natascha Engel
Michael Jabez Foster
Greg Mulholland

1. Future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Evidence session for Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work inquiry

Mr Paul Newman, Member, Employers Forum on Disability; Mr Chris Melvin, Deputy Chair, and Mr Matthew Lester, Director, Employment Related Services Association, Mr Keith Faulkner CBE, Managing Director, Working Links, Ms Abigail Howard, Head of Policy and Research, Wise Group and Mr Ian Charlesworth, Managing Director, Shaw Trust; and Mr David Congdon, Head of Campaigns and Policy, and Mr Mark Crouch, Regional Employment Manager, Mencap, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Monday 12 December at half-past Four o'clock.