Social Security Advisory Committee
House of Lords
Lord Freud (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Welfare Reform), Work and Pensions; Conservative)
Later today, I will publish the outcome of the review of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC). I am pleased to announce that the Government support the continuation of the committee in its current form. The Department for Work and Pensions has completed a robust examination of the committee's functions, delivery arrangements and governance structure. The review was carried out in line with the Cabinet Office's key principles for reviews of non-departmental public bodies (NDPB). The SSAC is a cost-effective advisory NDPB whose functions are integral to improving the quality of policy-making and of secondary legislation in the Department for Work and Pensions. I will also place a copy of the review report in the House Library later today.