Welfare to Work

– Providers and Contracting arrangements: Work and Pensions Committee:

Work and Pensions Committee

Select Committee Announcement

27 January 2011

For Immediate Release:

AN20 2010–11


Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements


Wednesday 2 February 2011, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Community Links: Jonny Boux, Head of Employment Links
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Councillor Stephen Houghton, Leader
  • St. Loye’s Foundation: Christopher Knee, Chief Executive Officer
  • The Prince’s Trust: Caroline Taunt, Head of Fundraising (Prime Contractors)

At 10.30am

  • Employment Related Services Association: Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, and Rob Murdoch, Chair
  • G4S Welfare to Work: Sean Williams, Managing Director
  • Serco Welfare to Work: Richard Johnson, Managing Director
  • The Wise Group: Laurie Russell, Chief Executive

This is the second oral evidence session in the inquiry into the Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the proposed contracting arrangements with both prime contractors and sub-contractors, including representatives from the voluntary and community sector.

Further information

Committee membership: Dame Anne Begg MP (Chair) (Lab, Aberdeen South), Harriett Baldwin MP (Con, West Worcestershire), Andrew Bingham MP (Con, High Peak), Karen Bradley MP (Con, Staffordshire Moorlands), Alex Cunningham MP (Lab, Stockton North), Kate Green MP (Lab, Stretford and Urmston), Mr Oliver Heald MP (Con, North East Hertfordshire), Glenda Jackson MP (Lab, Hampstead and Highgate), Brandon Lewis MP, (Con, Great Yarmouth), Stephen Lloyd MP (Lib Dem, Eastbourne), Teresa Pearce MP (Lab, Erith and Thamesmead)

Specific Committee Informationworkpencom@parliament.uk/ 020 7219 5832

Media Information: Laura Humble  humblel@parliament.uk/ 020 7219 2003

Committee Website: www.parliament.uk/workpencom

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