Cases reviewed at 'Select Committee' - what records are kept?

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I've discovered in correspondence on the 15/10/2019 that my "case is being reviewed at a select committee tomorrow, and [name redacted by DWP] has asked for all the details.

I'm wondering if there is more than one 'select committee' that the DWP staff member might be referring to please? Are there records kept of referrals, in order to discover exactly what details were given, the nature of discussion at the select committee, and a record of the observations/notes/conclusions drawn from the select committee meeting of the 16/10/2019?

Any help you can give would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Abraham

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Dear Mark Abraham,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 21st
August.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Thanks for your letter, I've already been in touch with the select committee, and read the minutes, but appreciate the guidance nonetheless.

To my personal knowledge, when assembling information for the people attending the meeting for the Department, a list of issues likely to be raised is compiled, and a further list of cases relevant to those issues is then compiled, with a summary of which cases are likely to be of interest.

I'm having to discover how my case came to attention of the person making preparations for that committee, and in what context. My case may have been judged relevant or irrelevant to the upcoming hearing. Which was it? I also believe there should be some records of the preparation for the parties attending, and I'm looking for that information.

It's those records I'm requesting, as it may be also that the area of relevance pertinent to my case wasn't raised with the select committee.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Abraham

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Dear Mark Abraham,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 29th
September.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team