Formal Minutes



Members present:

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

1.Pensions inquiry: structure of inquiry
The Committee considered this matter.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 137A (Select committees: power to work with other committees) be applied to evidence submitted to or taken before the Committee in relation to its inquiry into Pensions, in respect of the Treasury Committee.

2. Future programme
The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee take evidence from Rt Hon John Hutton MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Department's Annual Report.

3. Publishing memoranda
Ordered, That those who submit memoranda in relation to any future Committee inquiries have leave to publish them in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 135(1) (Witnesses and evidence (select committees)), except in cases of particular sensitivity, where the Clerk is authorized to refer the matter to the Committee for decision, and unless the Committee otherwise orders.

4. Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work: publication of report in Braille, tape and easy read versions
The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 19 April at a quarter past Nine o'clock.