Work and Pensions Committee Press Notice

Press notice No. 22 of Session 2005-06
25 May 2006

'Select Committee announces concluding evidence sessions for its Pension Reform Inquiry and asks for additional evidence following publication of White Paper'

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee today announced the concluding evidence sessions for its Pension Reform Inquiry. Details of these meetings are as follows:

Wednesday 7 June 2006 in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Monday 12 June 2006 in Committee Room 8

4.15pm Representatives from the Trades Union Congress
5.15pm Representatives from the Confederation of British Industry; EEF, the Manufacturers' Organisation; and the Federation of Small Businesses

Monday 19 June 2006 in Committee Room 8

4.15pm Representatives from the Association of British Insurers; the Investment Management Association; and the National Association of Pension Funds
5.15pm Representatives from Citizens Advice and Which?

Please note that all timings are approximate.

The Committee's inquiry was announced on 8 February 2006. The Committee will accept short supplementary written submissions following publication of the White Paper on Pensions Reform. The deadline for this further written evidence is 15 June 2006, although submissions received by 2 June 2006 will be particularly helpful. Due to the short time available the Committee requests that all submissions should be:

-no longer than 2,000 words

-in Word format with as little use of colour as possible

-emailed to the Committee, where possible including full details and postal address

Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission, but may be referred to within a proposed memorandum, in which case a hard copy of the published work should be included.

Memoranda submitted to the Committee must be kept confidential until published by the Committee, unless specifically authorised by the Committee.