Pension Schemes Bill evidence programme announced

Pension Schemes Bill evidence programme announced
21 October 2014

The provisional programme of witnesses for the House of Commons Public Bill Committee considering the Government's Pension Schemes Bill has been agreed by its Programming Sub-Committee.

The Committee will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 21 October and Thursday 23 October, and then consider the Bill on Tuesday 28 October, Thursday 30 October, Tuesday 4 November and Thursday 6 November.

The meetings are open to the public.

Oral evidence session - 21 October from 8.55am

In the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House:

c8.55am until no later than 9.30am 

  • Mark Boyle, Chair, and Stephen Soper, Interim Chief Executive, The Pensions Regulator

c9.30am until no later than 10.15am 

  • Alan Rubenstein, Chief Executive, Pension Protection Fund,
  • David Geale, Director of Policy, and Christopher Woolard, Director of Policy, Risk and Research,
  • A member of the Executive Committee, Financial Conduct Authority

c10.15am until no later than 11am 

  • Michelle Cracknell, Chief Executive, The Pensions Advisory Service,
  • Caroline Rookes, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jackie Spencer, Propositions Manager, Money Advice Service (MAS)

Oral evidence session - 21 October from 2pm

In the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House:

c2pm until no later than 3pm 

  • David Pitt-Watson, Executive Fellow, London Business School and Royal Society of Arts
  • Stefan Lundbergh, Head of Innovation Cardano Risk Management
  • Hilary Salt and Derek Benstead, First Actuarial
  • David Fairs, Chair, Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA)
  • a partner, KPMG

c3pm until no later than 4pm 

  • Martin Lowes Consultant, Aon Hewitt,
  • Sue Lewis, Chair, Financial Services Consumers Panel
  •  Jim Bligh, Head of Public Services, Confederation of British Industry

Oral evidence session - 23 October from 11.30am

In the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

c11.30am until no later than 12.15pm 

  • Dominic Lindley, Consultant,
  • Peter Vicary-Smith, Group Chief Executive, Which?
  • Tim Sharp, Pensions Policy Officer, Trades Union Congress

c12.15pm until no later than 1pm 

  • Chris Curry, Director, Pensions Policy Institute
  • Dr Ros Altmann, and Jane Vass, Head of Public Policy, Age UK

Oral evidence session - 23 October from 2pm

In the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

c2pm until no later than 3pm 

  • Dr Yvonne Braun, Assistant Director, Head of Savings, Retirement and Social Care, Association of British Insurers
  • Dr Debbie Harrison, Visiting Professor of the Pensions Institute, Cass Business School
  • Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, National Association of Pension Funds

c3pm until no later than 4pm 

  • John Greenwood, pension journalist,
  • James Lloyd, Director, Strategic Society Centre
  • Ian Fairweather, Consultant, Towers Watson

c4pm until no later than 4.45pm 

  • Steve Webb MP, Minister for Pensions

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

All in Committee Room 12, Palace of Westminster:

  • Tuesday 28 October 9.25am and 2pm
  • Thursday 30 October 11.30am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 4 November 9.25am and 2pm
  • Thursday 6 November 11.30am and 2pm

The Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 5pm on Thursday 6 November.

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.

It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

Further information on the Pension Schemes Bill

Further information about giving evidence

The Scrutiny Unit can help with any queries about oral evidence.

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