Members present:

Sir Archy Kirkwood, in the Chair
Vera Baird
Miss Anne Begg
Ms Karen Buck
Mr Andrew Dismore
Mrs Joan Humble
Andrew Selous
Mr Nigel Waterson

Ordered, That the Chairman and Assistant Clerk do visit Brussels next week to attend the Parliamentary Meeting on the Lisbon Strategy in  a representative capacity.-(The Chairman.)

Social Security Advisory Committee: Stewart Wright, Legal Officer, Child Poverty Action Group and Sir Thomas Boyd Carpenter KBE, past Chairman, Sir Richard Tilt, Chairman, and Gill Saunders, Secretary, Social Security Advisory Committee were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 23 March at half-past Nine o'clock.