Work and Pensions Select Committee

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The Work and Pensions Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Work and Pensions and its associated public bodies.


As of June 2015, the Committee has only a Chair, Frank Field.[1]

Membership at the end of the 2014/15 Parliamentary session was as as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Dame Anne Begg MP (Chair) Labour Aberdeen South
Debbie Abrahams MP Labour Oldham East and Saddleworth
Jane Ellison MP Conservative Battersea
Graham Evans MP Conservative Weaver Vale
Mike Freer MP Conservative Finchley and Golders Green
Sheila Gilmore MP Labour Edinburgh East
Glenda Jackson MP Labour Hampstead and Kilburn
Stephen Lloyd MP Liberal Democrat Eastbourne
Nigel Mills MP Conservative Amber Valley
Anne Marie Morris Conservative Newton Abbot
Teresa Pearce MP Labour Erith and Thamesmead

Source: Work and Pensions Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
2 November 2010 Karen Buck MP (Labour) Westminster North Alex Cunningham MP (Labour) Stockton North Hansard
Margaret Curran MP (Labour) Glasgow East Glenda Jackson MP (Labour) Hampstead and Kilburn
Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour) Birmingham Ladywood Teresa Pearce MP (Labour) Erith and Thamesmead
29 November 2010 Richard Graham MP (Conservative) Gloucester Andrew Bingham MP (Conservative) High Peak Hansard
Sajid Javid MP (Conservative) Bromsgrove Brandon Lewis MP (Conservative) Great Yarmouth
27 June 2011 Alex Cunningham MP (Labour) Stockton North Debbie Abrahams MP (Labour) Oldham East and Saddleworth Hansard
25 October 2011 Kate Green MP (Labour) Stretford and Urmston Sheila Gilmore MP (Labour) Edinburgh East Hansard
29 October 2012 Harriett Baldwin MP (Conservative) West Worcestershire Aidan Burley MP (Conservative) Cannock Chase Hansard
Andrew Bingham MP (Conservative) High Peak Jane Ellison MP (Conservative) Battersea
Karen Bradley MP (Conservative) Staffordshire Moorlands Graham Evans MP (Conservative) Weaver Vale
Oliver Heald MP (Conservative) North East Hertfordshire Nigel Mills MP (Conservative) Amber Valley
Brandon Lewis MP (Conservative) Great Yarmouth Anne Marie Morris MP (Conservative) Newton Abbot
10 June 2013 Aidan Burley MP (Conservative) Cannock Chase Mike Freer MP (Conservative) Finchley and Golders Green Hansard

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  1. ^ "Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced". UK Parliament. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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