Work and Pension Committee Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2006

Members present:

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

1.Future programme
The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee have an 'Away-Day' on the benefits system.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into the Government's
employment target.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into Housing Benefit.

2.Health and Safety Commission and Executive: one-off evidence session
Bill Callaghan, Chair, Health and Safety Commission, and Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 6 June at One o'clock.