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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th January 2009

Select Committees: 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.

The website address for Select Committee publications is:

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmselect.htm

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

http://www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/hoc_news4.cfm

Committee on Arms Export Controls

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Strategic Export Controls

Oral evidence in progress

Business and Enterprise Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Committee to revisit the role of pubcos

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Consumer Focus

One oral evidence session concluded

Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Report in preparation

Financial support to SMEs

Report in preparation

The Insolvency Service

Oral evidence in progress

Post Offices- securing their future

Oral evidence in progress

PubCos

Report in preparation

Role and responsibilities of the regional development agencies

Report in preparation

Spring Supplementary Estimates

Oral evidence in progress

The role and responsibilities of the regional development agencies

Report in preparation

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Diversity of School Provision: Faith Schools

Oral evidence in progress

Diversity of School Provision: Links between independent and maintained schools

Oral evidence in progress

Diversity of Schools Provision: Trust Schools

Oral evidence in progress

Early Years Foundation Stage

One-off evidence completed

Looked-after Children

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

National Curriculum

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

National Curriculum Tests

Oral evidence in progress

Public Expenditure

Report published 7 January: Awaiting Government response

School Accountability

Inquiry announced: Deadline for submission of written evidence is noon on Friday 27 February

Social Mobility

One-off evidence concluded

Sustainable Schools and Building Schools for the Future

Oral evidence concluded

Teacher Training

Inquiry announced: Deadline for submissions of written evidence is noon on Monday 2 February

The Work of Ofsted

Oral evidence concluded

The work of the Committee in 2007-08

Report to be publish 27 January

Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Communities & Local Government's Departmental Annual Report 2008

Oral evidence in progress

Housing and the Credit Crunch

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Local Authority Investments

Oral evidence in progress

London 2012 Games

Oral evidence in progress

Planning Skills

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Provision of Public Toilets

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Balance of Power: Central and Local Government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Licensing Act 2003

Oral evidence in progress

The Tenant Services Authority

Inquiry announced

Traditional Retail Markets

Deadline for submissions closed

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Annual Report 2007-08

One-off oral evidence session concluded. Report to be published 28 January

Channel 4 Annual Report for 2007

Report to be published 28 January

Commercial Operations of the BBC

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Press Standards, Privacy and Libel

Written evidence invited - deadline closed 14 January

The Licensing Act 2003

Oral evidence concluded. Report in preparation

London 2012 Games

Oral evidence in progress

Ofcom Pre-appointment hearing with Colette Bowe, the chairman elect

Report published 19 January

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defence Equipment

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Defence Support Group

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 20 January

MOD'S performance against expenditure plans

Inquiry announced.

Readiness and recuperation for the contingent tasks of today

Inquiry announced: Deadline for submissions closed

Russia: a new confrontation

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 11 February

UK Defence: commitments and resources

Oral evidence concluded

Further written evidence invited

UK national security and resilience

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 27 January

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Carbon budgets

One off evidence session announced

Evidence session 4 February

Forests: the future role of carbon markets in their protection and the timber trade

Inquiry announced

Greener Homes for the future? An environmental analysis of the Government's house-building plans

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 10 February

Reducing CO2 and other emissions from shipping

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Pre-Budget Report

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 January

The scientific basis for carbon reduction targets

Oral evidence concluded: Oral evidence to be published

Environmental Audit Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Environmental Labelling

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defra science

Invitation to help frame inquiry

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty (HC 1099, Session 2007-08 - publication of written evidence)

Oral evidence in progress

Securing food supplies up to 2050: the challenges for the UK

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 28 January

The English pig industry

Report published 13 January: Awaiting Government response

Waste Strategy for England 2007

Oral evidence concluded; report in preparation

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Subsidiarity and the Role of National Parliaments

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

FCO Annual Report

Oral evidence in progress

Global Security: Afghanistan

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions closed

Global Security: Non-Proliferation

Inquiry announced


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Health Inequalities

Report in preparation.

NHS Next Stage Review

Report published 13 January: Awaiting Government response

Our NHS our future

Oral evidence concluded

Patient Safety

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 5 February

Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2008

Oral evidence in progress

The responsibilities of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Services

Oral evidence in progress

Top-up fees

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 29 January

Work of the Committee 2007-08

Report to be published 28 January

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Citizenship & Immigration Bill

Inquiry announced

Human Trafficking

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session 20 January

Immigration Issues

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Knife Crime

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session 20 January

Managing Migration: Points-Based System

Oral evidence in progress

Monitoring of UK Border Agency

Report published 12 January

Police Authorities

Oral session concluded

Police and the Media

Report published 18 January

Policing Process of Home Office leak inquiries

Oral evidence in progress

The rights of Gurkhas to settle in the UK

Oral evidence concluded

Wheel Clamping on Private Land

Inquiry announced

The work of the Home Office

Oral evidence concluded

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Project CONTEST: The Government's Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

British Bill of Rights

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Immigration and Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Policing and Protest

Oral evidence in progress

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DIUS Departmental Report 2008

Report to be published 20 January

Engineering (incorporating Plastic Electronics, Nuclear, Geo-Engineering and Engineering in Government case studies)

Oral evidence in progress

Engineering (incorporating Plastic Electronics, Nuclear, Geo-Engineering and Engineering in Government case studies)

Oral evidence in progress

Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 26 January

Science Question Time

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 26 January

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills Sub-Committees

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

After Leitch: implementing skills and training policies

Report published 16 January

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Aid Under Pressure: Support for Development Assistance in Global Economic Downturn (incorp: Financing for Development)

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 20 February

Department for International Development Annual Report 2008

Oral evidence in progress

DFID and China

Oral evidence in progress

DFID's Programme in Nigeria

Inquiry postponed

Financing for Development

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate

Written Evidence invited

Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Renewal Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Joint Committee on the Draft Marine Bill

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Marine Bill

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Business under Standing Order No 151: Continuing scrutiny

3rd Report of 2008-09 to be published 27 January

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Coroners and Justice Bill

Report published 23 January

Devolution: A Decade On

Oral evidence in progress

Judicial Appointments Commission

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 416-I & ii

Justice Reinvestment

Oral evidence in progress

The Role of the Prison Officer

Inquiry announced

Written evidence invited - Deadline 14 January

The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

The work of the Information Commissioner

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 January

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Inquiry into Cross-border

co-operation

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 4 February

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

British Council: Achieving Impact

Report published:

Awaiting Government response

Central government's management of service contracts

Report in preparation

Data loss at HM Revenue and Customs

Report in preparation

Defence Information infrastructure

Report published 15 January: Awaiting Government response

DEFRA Single Payment Scheme: follow-up

Report in preparation

Department for International Development: CDC - Investing to reduce poverty

One-off oral evidence session announced

DoH/NHS: End of life care

One-off oral evidence session announced

DWP: Complaint handling

Report in preparation

Financial Management in the NHS: Report on the NHS Summarised accounts 2007/08

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session on 2 February

HMRC Standard Report

Report in preparation

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Report in preparation

Leaving the Services

Report in preparation

Maintaining the Occupied Royal Palaces

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session on 26 January

Major Projects Report 2008

Report in preparation

Management of Asylum Applications by the UK Border Agency

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session on 11 February

Management of tax debt/EDS

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session on 28 January

Managing change in operational PFI projects

Report in preparation

MoD: Renewal of the nuclear deterrent

Report in preparation

Natural England's Role in Improving the Condition of Sites of Special Scientific Interest

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session on 9 February

Rail Franchising

Report in preparation

Planning for Homes

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session on 4 February

Programmes to reduce household energy consumption

Report in preparation

Protecting the public: the work of the Parole Board

Report in preparation

Securing Host Nation Sporting Success in 2012

Report in preparation

Use of office property by government departments

Report in preparation

Widening participation in higher education

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Better Government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Charities & Public Benefit

Oral evidence concluded

Data Handling Procedures in Government

Oral evidence in progress

Good Government

Oral evidence in progress

Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall

Oral evidence in progress

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Credit Unions in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Office of the Advocate General for Scotland

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Oral evidence published 22 January

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Transport Annual Report 2008

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Report in preparation

Ending the Scandal of Complacency: Road Safety beyond 2010

Government response published 19 January

Network Rail engineering delays over the new year period

Oral evidence concluded: report in preparation

School Travel

Oral evidence to concluded: report in preparation

Taxes and charges on road users

Oral evidence concluded

The enforcement activities of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The future of aviation

Inquiry announced: Deadline for written submissions 23 February

The major road network

Call for evidence closed

The use of airspace

Oral evidence in progress

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking Crises

Oral evidence in progress

Economics of Housing Market

Oral evidence in progress

Offshore Financial Centres

Oral evidence in progress

Oil Regulation

Oral evidence in progress

Pre-Budget 2008

Report to be published 28 January

Regulation of Oil Markets

Inquiry announced

The work of the Committee

Report to be published 29 January


Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Administration and expenditure in the Chancellor's Departments, 2007-08

Report in preparation

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Digital Inclusion in Wales

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions closed

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed legislative competence order in council dealing with carers

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 28 January

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: Dealing with Vulnerable Children

Inquiry announced

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: Housing

Oral evidence in progress

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: relating to Red Meat

Oral evidence concluded

The potential benefits of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics for Wales

Oral evidence in progress

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Work and Pensions' commissioning strategy and the employment programme market

Oral evidence in progress

DWPs' response to the economic downturn and the implications for welfare reform

Oral evidence concluded

Equality Bill: What steps should DWP take to achieve greater equality?

Oral evidence in progress

Pension, Disability and Carers Service

One-off oral evidence session concluded

 
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