Select Committee on Work and Pensions Minutes of Proceedings


PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2001

Members present:

Mr Archy Kirkwood, in the Chair


Miss Anne BeggRob Marris
Ms Karen BuckJames Purnell
Mr Andrew DismoreMr Andrew Selous
Mr Paul GoodmanMr David Stewart
Mrs Joan Humble

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into the State Pension Credit.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into Government policies to tackle unemployment.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do visit the United States of America in connection with its inquiry into Government policies to tackle unemployment.—(The Chairman.)  

Ordered, That the Chairman do seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for expenditure in connection with the said visit.

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into the effect of hospital stays upon benefits.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do seek a memorandum from the Department for Work and Pensions on its information technology strategy.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That Dr Daniel Finn be appointed a Specialist Adviser to assist the Committee in matters relating to employment.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee further deliberated.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 5 December at quarter past Four o'clock.





 
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