Welfare Reform Bill Committee hearing oral evidence

18 March 2011

The provisional programme of witnesses for the Welfare Reform Bill Committee has been agreed by its Programming Sub-Committee

The Committee will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 March and then consider the Bill every Tuesday and Thursday from that point concluding on Tuesday 24 May.

The meetings are open to the public.

Programme: Welfare Reform Bill Committee

Tuesday 22 March 10.30am and 4.00pm in the Boothroyd Room Portcullis House

at 10.30am
Policy Exchange; Centre for Social Justice; Institute for Fiscal Studies; Prof Roy Sainsbury, University of York; and Reform

at 12.00pm
Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion; Oxfam; Personal Independence Payment Objective Assessment Development Group (and Equality 2025); and Mind

at 4.00pm
Anne Spaight MBE, former Chair, Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board; and Essex Coalition of Disabled People

at 4.45pm
People First; and National Centre for Independent Living

at 5.15pm
MacMillan; Scope; Community Links; and TUC

at 5.45pm
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group; and Citizen's Advice Bureau

Thursday 24 March 09.00am and 1.00pm in the Boothroyd Room Portcullis House

at 9.00am
Social Security Advisory Committee at 9.30am Carers UK

at 9.50am
Professor Paul Gregg, Bristol University

at 1.00pm
Child Poverty Action Group; Gingerbread; Fatherhood Institute; and Working Families

at 2.00pm
Women's Budget Group; Centre for Separated Families; and Family Action

at 2.45pm
Local Government Association; and London Councils

at 3.15pm
Shelter; National Housing Federation; National Landlords Association; and Crisis

at 4.15pm
Department for Work and Pensions

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill (all in Committee Room 14, Palace of Westminster):

Tuesday 29 March 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 31 March 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 5 April 10.30am and 4.00pm
Tuesday 26 April 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 28 April 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 3 May 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 5 May 9.00am
Tuesday 10 May 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 12 May 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 17 May 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 19 May 9.00am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 24 May 10.30am and 4.00pm

The Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 7 pm on Tuesday 24 May.

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