Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2006

Members present:

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

1. Future programme

The Committee considered this matter.

2. Incapacity benefits and Pathways to Work (evidence session)

Dr Keith Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute, Mr Dave Simmonds, Director, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion, and Mr Richard Exell, Senior Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress, and Ms Marilyn Howard, independent social policy analyst, and Mr Bert Massie, Chairman, Disability Rights Commission, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 15 February at a quarter past Nine o'clock.