Formal Minutes


Members present:

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

1.  Draft Special Report (publishing the Government response to the Second Report of Session 2005-06)

Draft Special Report [The Efficiency Savings Programme in Jobcentre Plus: Government Response to the Committee's 2nd Report of Session 2005-06], proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government’s response to the Second Report from the Committee in Session 2005-06 be appended to the Report.-(The Chairman.)

2.  Employment Strategy inquiry (decision to travel overseas)

Resolved, That the Committee visit New Zealand in connection with its inquiry into the Government’s Employment Strategy and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with said visit.

3.  Pensions reform inquiry: evidence session

Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Monday 12 June at Four o’clock.