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Work and Pensions Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Work and Pensions Committee looks into the policies and spending of the Department for Work and Pensions, including benefits for people in and out of work, state pensions and how private pensions are regulated. It also scrutinises DWP’s public bodies and other regulators. You can follow the Committee on X (formerly Twitter) using @CommonsWorkPen.

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Past events

Wednesday 22 May 2024
9:25am Public
The work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - Oral evidence 22 May 2024
9:25am
  • Rt Hon. Mel Stride MP (Secretary of State at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Peter Schofield (Permanent Secretary at Department for Work and Pensions)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 15 May 2024
9:25am Public
Disability employment - Oral evidence 15 May 2024
9:25am
  • Becca Stacey (Senior Research Officer at Money and Mental Health Policy Institute)
  • Ruth Wakeman (Director of Services, Advocacy and Evidence at Crohn's and Colitis UK)
  • Ceri Smith (Head of Policy and Evidence at MS Society)
  • Russell Fleming (Head of Communications at ME Association)
10:25am
  • Georgia Harper (Policy Manager at Autistica)
  • Alison Thwaite (WorkFit Employment Development Manager at Down’s Syndrome Association)
  • Evan John (Policy and Public Affairs Adviser at Sense)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 8 May 2024
9:25am Public
Devolution of employment support - Oral evidence 8 May 2024
9:25am
  • Tony Wilson (Director at Institute for Employment Studies)
  • Sinead O'Regan (Employability and Skills Manager at Belfast City Council)
  • Christopher Rocks (Lead Economist and Head of the Secretariat for the Commission for Healthier Working Lives at Health Foundation)
  • Andrew Phillips (Senior Reseacher at Demos)
10:25am
  • Professor Jonathan Payne (Professor of Work, Employment and Skills at De Montfort University)
  • Ben Gadsby (Head of Policy and Research at Impetus)
  • Anna Shiel (Chief Investment Officer at Better Society Capital)
  • Pegs Bailey (National Third Sector Employability Partnership Engagement Manager at TSI Network)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 7 May 2024
12:05pm Public
PHSO report on women's State Pension age - Oral evidence 7 May 2024
12:05pm
  • Angela Madden (Chair at Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) Campaign)
  • Jane Cowley (Campaign Director at Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) Campaign)
  • Peter Aldous MP (Co-Chair at All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women)
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey MP (Chair at All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women)
1:00pm
  • Rebecca Hilsenrath (Interim Ombudsman at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman)
  • Karl Banister (Director of Legal and Casework at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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  • Email: workpencom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8976 | 020 7219 1679 (Media)
  • Address: Work and Pensions Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA