Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Committee announce programme

02 November 2010

This week the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Bill Committee will hear oral evidence. Next week the Committee will consider the Bill line by line and must complete consideration no later than 4pm on Thursday 11 November.

Key areas of the Bill

The Bill repeals the legislation providing for the establishment of a Saving Gateway scheme, which was to be a tax-free cash saving account available to people in receipt of qualifying social security or tax credit awards.

The Bill also removes eligibility to Child Trust Funds for children born from January 2011 onwards and removes entitlement to the health in pregnancy grant where a woman reaches the 25th week of her pregnancy on or after 1 January 2011.

Programme and witnesses

Tuesday 2 November 2010

in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

at 10.45am

  • Institute for Fiscal Studies

at 12 noon

  • British Banking Association, Building Societies Association, Association of Financial Mutuals and Tax Incentivised Savings Association

at 4pm

  • The Association of British Credit Unions Limited and The Children’s Mutual.

at 5.30pm

  • 4Children and Scope

Thursday 4 November 2010

in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

at 9am

  • National Childbirth Trust, Family and Parenting Institute and Royal College of Midwives

at 1pm

  • Centre for Social Justice, Institute for Public Policy Research and Toynbee Hall

at 2.15pm

  • Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury and Officials

Tuesday 9 November 2010

in Committee Room 12, Palace of Westminster

at 10.30am until 1pm

  • Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

at 4pm

  • Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

Thursday 11 November 2010

in Committee Room 12, Palace of Westminster

at 9am until 10.25am

  • Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

at 1pm until 4pm

  • Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.

It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

The Scrutiny Unit can help with any queries about oral evidence.

Further Information

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