Work and Pensions Committee Press Notice

15 October 2007: For Immediate Release




The best start in life? Alleviating deprivation, improving social mobility and eradicating child poverty

First Evidence Session Announced

The Work and Pensions Committee has today announced the fist evidence session in its inquiry, The Best Start in Life? Alleviating deprivation, improving social mobility and eradicating child poverty.

Wednesday 24 October 2007 in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

Lisa Harker, Independent Adviser on Child Poverty to the Department for Work and Pensions

At 10.30am

Fran Bennett, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Mike Brewer, Programme Director, Direct Tax and Welfare Sector, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Dr Tess Ridge, Lecturer in Social Policy, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Please note that all timings are approximate.