Social Action Bill evidence programme announced

Social Action Bill evidence programme announced
04 September 2014

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee considering the Government's Social Action, Heroism and Responsibility Bill will hear oral evidence on Thursday 4 September 2014.

The provisional programme of witnesses for the Social Action, Heroism and Responsibility Bill Committee has been agreed by its Programming Sub-Committee.

After the hearing on 4 September, the Committee will then consider the Bill on Tuesday 9 September and Tuesday 14 October.

The meetings are open to the public.

Programme and witnesses

Thursday 4 September 2014 - First session

Taking place in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House.

From c12pm until no later than 12.30pm 

  • Fraser Whitehead, Chair of the Society Legal Affairs and Policy Board, Law Society

From c12.30pm until no later than 1pm 

  • Dr Justin Davis Smith CBE, Executive Director, National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Thursday 4 September 2014 - Second session

From c2pm until no later than 2.45pm 

  • Kevin Myers, Acting Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive
  • Matt Wrack, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

From c2.45pm until no later than 4pm 

  • John Spencer, President, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • David Johnson, President, Forum of Insurance Lawyers
  • Simon Dewsbury, Solicitor, Thompsons Solicitors
  • Stuart Henderson, Managing Partner of personal injury, Irwin Mitchell LLP

From c4pm until no later than 4.30pm

  • Amanda Brown, Assistant General Secretary for Advice, Policy and Campaigns, National Union of Teachers
  • Tracey Harding, Head of Health & Safety, UNISON

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill will take place in Committee Room 9, Palace of Westminster, on the following days:

  • Tuesday 9 September - 8.55am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 14 October - 8.55am and 2pm

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.

Have your say on the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill

Although the Committee will start hearing oral evidence on 4 September, the Committee is still able to receive written evidence from those with relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Bill.

Further information

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

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