MPs take evidence on the Work Programme in Wales

19 March 2013

The Welsh Affairs Committee will hold its first evidence session for its new inquiry into the Work Programme in Wales on Tuesday 19 March 2013

The Committee will hear from Work Programme providers and charities about how successful the Work Programme has been in Wales since its launch in June 2011.

The Government introduced the Work Programme to help long-term unemployed people find work and come off unemployment benefits. It replaced a number of existing programmes, including the remaining New Deals; the Flexible New Deal; and Pathways to Work, the previous scheme for incapacity benefits claimants.


Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

9.30am: Charities

  • Citizens Advice Cymru: Fran Targett, Director
  • Oxfam Cymru: Chris Johnes, Director UK, Poverty Programme

10.15am: Work Programme providers

  • Working Links Wales: Marcella Maxwell, Director of Wales,
  • Rehab JobFit: Andrew Conlan-Trant, Director of Labour Market Services
  • Employment Related Services Association: Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive

This evidence session is open to the public and press, all are welcome to attend. The venue is fully accessible. There is no need to reserve a place but if you would like more information please contact the Committee on 020 7219 6189 or

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