Select Committee: Current Inquiries

 


Select Committee evidence is published as a House of Commons Paper; there is generally a delay of 4-6 weeks before the material is available.  When published it is also made available on the Parliament website.  All HC paper numbers shown are from the 2008-09 session unless otherwise stated.  Select Committees may also publish uncorrected transcripts of Ministers’ evidence on the website as soon as the transcript is available.  Hard copies of Select Committee publications can be purchased from The Stationery Office, contact details are shown on the back page of this bulletin. 


Select Committee publications are available to view on the Parliament website:

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/select.htm

 

Further details of current Select Committee inquiries can also be found on the Parliament website:

www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/hoc_news4.cfm

 

 

Committee on Arms Export Controls

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Strategic Export Controls

Report to be published on 30 March

 

 

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions

Report in preparation

Full speed ahead: maintaining UK excellence in motor sport and aerospace

Report published on 22 March

Further Education funding and the Skills Funding Agency

Report in preparation

 

 

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Early Years Single Funding Formula

Report published on 24 March

From Baker to Balls: the foundations of the education system

Report in preparation

Funding of Academies

One-off oral evidence session on 29 March

Learning outside the classroom

Report to be published on 1 April

NEETS

Report in preparation

Ofsted inspection of Children’s Services

Oral evidence concluded

Reform of Children’s Social Work

One-off oral evidence session on 29 March

Sure Start Children’s Centres

Report to be published on 29 March

 

 


 



Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Beyond Decent Homes: decent housing standards post 2010

Report published on 23 March

Fire Control

Report to be published on 1 April

Housing and Planning

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Planning policy Statement 6 (Town Centres)

Report in preparation

Preventing Violent Extremism

Report to be published 30 March

 

 

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Annual Report 2008-09

Report to be published on 30 March

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: Legacy

Oral evidence concluded

The Future for Local and Regional Media

Report to be published on 6 April

 

 

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Comprehensive Approach

Report published on 18 March

The contribution of ISTAR to operations

Report published on 25 March

 

 

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Fuel Poverty

Report to be published on 30 March

Low carbon technologies in a green economy

Report published on 28 March

Proposals for National Policy Statements on Energy

Report published on 23 March

 

 


Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Adapting to Climate Change

Report published on 25 March

Air Quality

Report published on 22 March

 

 

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Dairy farmers of Britain

Report published on 23 March

DEFRA Departmental Report 2009

Report in preparation

DEFRA science

One-off oral evidence concluded

Notifiable Animal Diseases Observatory

Continuing scrutiny

The National Forest

Report published on 18 March

 

 


 

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Scrutiny related issues and future developments in European Union

Oral evidence concluded

 

 

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence concluded

FCO Annual report 2008-09

Report published on 21 March

Global Security: UK/US Relations

Report to be published on 28 March

Turks and Caicos Islands

Report to be published on 31 March

 

 


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning

Report to be published on 30 March

Value for money in the NHS

One-off evidence session concluded

 

 




Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Counter-Terrorism Measures in British Airports

Report published on 24 March

Follow-up to the Committee’s Report on A Surveillance Society

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Police Service Strength

Report to be published on 29 March

Shoot to Kill Policy

One-off oral evidence session announced

The Government’s Approach to Crime Prevention

Report published on 23 March

The work of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The work of the Independent Police Complaints Commission

Report in preparation

The work of the Metropolitan Police

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The work of the Security industry Authority

One-off oral evidence session concluded

 

 

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID’s Assistance to Zimbabwe

Report published on 26 March

DFID’s Programme in Nepal

Report published on 28 March

Draft International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill

Report published on 23 March

 

 


 




Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Counter-terrorism policy and human rights

Report in preparation

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Report published on15 March

Human Rights Judgments: Monitoring the Governments Response to Human Rights Judgments, Annual Report 2009

Report in preparation

 

 

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional implications of electoral outcomes

Report to be published on 29 March

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Report in preparation

Crown Dependencies

Report to be published on 30 March

Draft Sentencing Guidelines

Continuing Scrutiny

Electoral Commission

Report in preparation

Justice Issues in Europe

Report to be published on 6 April

Ministry of Justice: Departmental Annual Report 2008-09

Report in preparation

Pre-appointment hearing: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Report published on 18 March

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Civil Law Reform Bill

Report to be published on 31 March

The work of the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Report published on 18 March

 

The Work of the Ministry of Justice

Oral evidence concluded

 

 


 

Liaison

 

 

INQUIRY

 

STAGE & NOTES

Matters relating to Select Committees

Continuing scrutiny

The Work of Committees in Session 2008-09

Report published  on16 March

 

 

Modernisation of the House of Commons

 

INQUIRY

 

STAGE & NOTES

Recall and Dissolution

Report in preparation

 

 

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

Report published on 24 March

The Omagh Bombing:  Some remaining questions

Report published on 16 March

Progress towards Devolution during the 2005 Parliament

Report to be published on 1 April

 

 


 

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Accountability to the House of Commons of Secretaries of State in the House of Lords

Report published on 22 March

Timetabling of business

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submissions closed

 

 

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Adapting  the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s global estate to the modern world

Report to be published on 29 April

Accident and Emergency admissions – major traumas

One-off oral evidence session on 22 March

Bank Recapitalisation and Liquidity

Report in preparation

DWP: Management of Benefit Overpayment Debt

Report published on 17 March

Enforcement of Regulating Heavy Goods Vehicles

Report in preparation

Helping over-indebted consumers

Report in preparation

HMRC Standard Report

Report in preparation

HM Revenue and Customs estate private finance deal eight years on

Report in preparation

HM Revenue and Customs: Handling telephone enquiries

Report published on 25 March

Improving Dementia Services in England – an Interim Report

Report published  on16 March

Major Projects Report 2009

Report published on 23 March

Major trauma care in England

Report in preparation

Ministry of Defence: Treating Injury and Illness arising on Military Operations

Report to be published on 29 April

National Chlamydia Screening

Report in preparation

Preparation for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; progress Report February 2010

Report in preparation

Progress in improving stroke care

Report to be published 30 March

Protecting consumers? Removing retail price controls – Postcomm follow-up

Report in preparation

Tackling Problem Drug Use

Report in preparation

The BBC’s management of it coverage of major sporting and music events

Report in preparation

The BBC’s management of three major estate projects

Report in preparation

The Decent Homes Programme

Report published on 18 March

The management of short-term prison sentences

Report in preparation

The Sale of the Government’s interest in British Energy

Report published on 24 March

 

 


 

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Public Administration and the Fiscal Squeeze

Oral evidence in progress

Too Many Ministers?

Report published on 16 March

 

 

Reform Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Rebuilding the House: Implementation

Report published 15 March

 

 

Regional Committee: East of England

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Global Economic Downturn

Written evidence published online

 

 

Regional Committee: East Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Share of funding received by the East Midlands region.

Report published on 26 March

 

 

Regional Committee: London

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

London’s population and the 2011 census

Report to be published on 31 March

The Work of the Government Office for London

One-off evidence session concluded

 

 

Regional Committee: North East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Tourism in the North East

Report published on 25 March

 

 

Regional Committee: North West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Future of the Nuclear Industry in the North West

Oral evidence concluded

 

 

Regional Committee: South East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Housing in the South East

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

 

 


 


Regional Committee: South West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Prospect of South West economy

Report to be published on 31 March

 

 

Regional Committee: West Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Making the Voice of the West midlands heard: the Work of the committee, and the future for the Region

Report in preparation

Planning the Future: Housing and Economic Development in the West Midlands

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

 

 

Regional Committee: Yorkshire and The Humber

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Work of Yorkshire Forward

Report published on 16 March

 

 

Regulatory Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Reform Orders

Continuing scrutiny

 

 

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bioengineering

Report published on 25 March

Impact of spending cuts on SET and scientific research

Report published on 23 March

Regulation of Geoengineering

Report published on 18 March

Science Question Time

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The disclosure of climate data from the climate research unit at the University of East Anglia

Report to be published on 31 March

 

 

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commission on Scottish Devolution

Report published on 11 March

Scotland and the UK: co-operation and communication between Governments

Report in preparation

Scotland Office Annual Report

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The Scotland Office White Paper and the recommendations of the Calman Commission

Report in preparation

 

 


 

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Mobility Scooters

Report to be published on 7 April

National Policy Statement on Ports

Report published on 17 March

The impact of flooding on bridges and other transport infrastructure in Cumbria

Report in preparation

The major road network

Report to be published on 30 March

The new European Motorcycle test

Report published on 23 March

Transport questions with the Secretary of State

Report in preparation

Update on the London Underground and the public-private partnership (PPP) agreements

Report published on 26 March

 

 




Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Audit and Accounting           

One-off oral evidence concluded

Budget 2010

Oral evidence session on 29 March

End of Cheques

Oral evidence concluded

Financial Institutions – too important to fail

Report to be published on 29 March

Mortgage repossessions: Follow up

Oral evidence concluded

Women in the City

Report to be published on 3 April

 

 


Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Departmental Annual Reports

Report published on 9 March

Management of the Crown estate

Report to be published on 30 March

 

 

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border services for Wales: follow-up

Report published on 11 March

Digital Inclusion follow-up

One-off evidence session concluded

Wales and Whitehall

Report published on 26 March

 

 

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Local Housing Allowance

Report to be published on 30 March

Management and administration of contracted employment programmes

Report published on 18 March