Committee Stage Details

Programme: Welfare Reform Bill Committee

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.

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

c10.30am until no later than 12.00pm Policy Exchange; Centre for Social Justice; Institute for Fiscal Studies; Prof Roy Sainsbury, University of York; and Reform
c12.00pm until no later than 1.00pm Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion; Oxfam; Personal Independence Payment Objective Assessment Development Group (and Equality 2025); and Mind
c4.00pm until no later than 4.45pm Anne Spaight MBE, former Chair, Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board; and Essex Coalition of Disabled People
c4.45pm until no later than 5.15pm People First; and National Centre for Independent Living
c5.15pm until no later than 5.45pm MacMillan; Scope; Community Links; and TUC
c5.45pm until no later than 6.45pm Low Incomes Tax Reform Group; and Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Thursday 24 March 09.00am and 1.00pm in the Boothroyd Room Portcullis House
c9.00am until no later than 9.30am Social Security Advisory Committee
c9.30am until no later than 9.50am Carers UK
c9.50 until no later than 10.10 am Professor Paul Gregg, Bristol University
c1.00pm until no later than 2.00pm Child Poverty Action Group; Gingerbread; Fatherhood Institute; and Working Families
c2.00pm until no later than 2.45pm Women’s Budget Group; Centre for Separated Families; and Family Action
c2.45pm until no later than 3.15pm Local Government Association; and London Councils
c3.15pm until no later than 4.15pm Shelter; National Housing Federation; National Landlords Association; and Crisis
c4.15pm until no later than 5.00pm 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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