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Work and Pensions Committee: Press notice

Work and Pensions Committee: Press notice

Work and Pensions Committee

Select Committee Press Notice

 AN08 2013–14

4 July 2013

For immediate release

 Work and Pensions Committee announces meeting to question DWP on release of benefit statistics

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has today announced an evidence session with DWP officials on the production and release of DWP statistics.

Details of the sessions are as follows

Time/date:          Wednesday 10 July at 2.30 pm

Location: Committee Room 5, House of Commons


Department for Work and Pensions

    •  David Frazer, Head of Information Governance and Security Directorate

  • John Shields, Director of Communications

The session is expected to cover the following issues: the processes DWP has in place for preparing and releasing statistics; DWP’s role in facilitating media interpretation of statistics; recent UK Statistics Authority investigations into complaints about benefit and the DWP response; and the quality and  accessibility of DWP statistics.

The Committee anticipates taking further evidence on this matter with the Secretary of State in September.  Further details will be announced in due course.




Committee membership:

Dame Anne Begg MP (Chair) (Lab, Aberdeen South), Debbie Abrahams MP (Lab, Oldham East and Saddleworth), Jane Ellison MP (Con, Battersea), Graham Evans MP (Con, Weaver Vale), Mike Freer MP (Con, Finchley and Golders Green), Sheila Gilmore MP (Lab, Edinburgh East), Glenda Jackson MP (Lab, Hampstead and Highgate), Stephen Lloyd MP (Lib Dem, Eastbourne), Nigel Mills MP (Con, Amber Valley), Anne Marie Morris MP (Con, Newton Abbot), Teresa Pearce MP (Lab, Erith and Thamesmead).


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