Work and Pensions Committee Formal Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY 3 MAY 2006

Members present:

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

1.Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work report: publication arrangements
The Committee considered this matter.

2.Pensions reform inquiry: evidence session
Ms Sally West, Policy Manager, Age Concern, Mr Mervyn Kohler, Head of Public Affairs, Help the Aged, and Ms Christina Barnes, Pension Policy, Manager Equal Opportunities Commission, and Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Chairman, Pensions Reform Group and Mr Howard Reed, Director of Research, Institute of Public Policy Research, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 17 May at a quarter past Nine o'clock.

Tuesday 9 May - Thursday 11 May
The Committee visited Sweden in connection with its inquiry into pensions reform, in accordance with the decision of the Committee on 11 January.