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Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th November 2002

DEPARTMENTAL SELECT COMMITTEES CURRENT INQUIRIES IN SESSION 2001-02

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 2001/02 session. 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

Committee

Inquiry

First Evidence
Session/

HC Paper No.

Culture, Media and Sport

UK Heritage and Conservation

HC 811

BBC Report and Annual Accounts 2001-02

HC 1111

National Museums

23.10.2002

British Tourism Industry

5.11.2002

Defence

European Security and Defence

HC 487

Missile Defence

HC 644

Strategic Defence Review New Chapter

16.10.2002

Education and Skills

DfES: the next four years

HC 304

Further Education: Follow-up

HC 322

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

HC 862

General Teaching Council

HC 998

Department for Education and Skills Annual Report

HC 1012

UK Youth Parliament

HC 935

The Work of OFSTED

30.10.2002

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Role of DEFRA

HC 991

'Lessons Learned' Inquiry into the Foot and Mouth disease outbreak of 2001

HC 1144

Water Framework Directive

23.10.2002

Mid-term Review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

5.11.2002

Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)

22.10.2002

Rural Payments Agency

Environmental Audit

Pesticides: The Voluntary Initiative

23.10.2002

Foreign Affairs

Inter-Governmental Conference 2004

18.6.2002

Seville European Council

HC 974

The Green Paper on Biological Weapons [CM 5484}

HC 1248

Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism

HC 1196

Prague NATO Summit

14.11.2002

Health

Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services

HC 242

Handling Clinical Negligence Claims in England

HC 280

Public Expenditure

HC 281

Delivering the NHS Plan

HC 934

Sexual Health

HC 990

Role and Functioning of the NHS Appointments Commission

HC 833

Review of Department of Health Expenditure

21.10.2002

Home Affairs

The Work of the Home Office

HC 302

The Work of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner

HC 601

The Work of the Lord Chancellor's Department

HC 269

Prisons

HC 428

Home Office 2002 Annual Report

HC 1122

Lord Chancellor's Department Annual Report

HC 1143

The Outcome of the Spending review 2002

18.9.2002

Reform of the Criminal Justice System

18.9.2002

Prison Overcrowding

18.9.2002

The Draft Extradition Bill

HC 1268

Policing

18.9.2002

Asylum and Immigration

HC 1185

Home Office Issues

HC 1186

Committee

Inquiry

First Evidence
Session/

HC Paper No.

Home Affairs cont.

Criminal Justice and Sentencing Bill

5.11.2002

International Development

Afghanistan: Further Developments

HC 653

CDC Capital Partners (Evidence Session)

HC 1028

Africa

HC 1107

The Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Africa

29.10.2002

Afghanistan: the transition from humanitarian relief to reconstruction

19.11.2002

Autumn Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

5.11.2002

Northern Ireland Affairs

Impact in Northern Ireland of Cross-Border Road Fuel Price Differentials: Three Years On

HC 819

Control of Firearms in Northern Ireland and the draft Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

17.7.2002

Office of the Deputy Prime Ministers:

Affordable Housing

HC 1206

Housing, Planning, Local Government

The Effectiveness of Government Regeneration Initiatives

HC 1207

and the Regions

Annual Report

5.11.2002

Science and Technology

Government Policy on Science and Technology

HC 459

Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)

26.6.2002

Government response to the Cancer Research follow-up report

HC 1101

Towards a Non-Carbon Fuel Economy

HC 1206

The Government's response to the Science Education form 14 to 19 report [HC 508, HC 1204]

4.11.2002

Medical Research Council

4.12.2002

Scottish Affairs

Scotland Office Departmental Report 2001

HC 345

Work of the Commission for Racial Equality

HC 550

The Work of the Scottish Consumer Council

30.10.2002

Future Skills Scotland

20.11.2002

Work of Citizens Advice Scotland

2.12.2002

Trade and Industry

Consignia

HC 453

Postcoms Proposals for opening the Postal Market

HC 769

Inquiry into trade with China and Taiwan

11.6.2002

The Reviews of the DTI Structure and Business Support

HC 454

Biotechnology

2.7.2002

The Nuclear Liabilities Management Authority

9.7.2002

Retentions in the Construction Industry

17.10.2002

White Paper on Modernising Company Law

28.10.2002

Radio Spectrum Trading and Management

Manufacturing Strategy

HC 1284

Transport

Multi Modal Studies

6.11.2002

Urban Charging Schemes

HC 1258

Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Bodies

26.11.2002

Transport, Local Government

Public Spaces

HC 854

and the Regions

London Underground - The Public Private Partnership

HC 656

Electoral Commission

HC 1077

(Transport Sub-Committee)

Ports

HC 788

Railways in the North of England

HC 972

Rail Freight and the Channel Tunnel

HC 1078

(Urban Affairs Sub-Committee)

Departmental Report and Recent Policy Developments

HC 373

Committee

Inquiry

First Evidence
Session/

HC Paper No.

Treasury

Financial Services Authority

HC 268

Regulation of Equitable Life

HC 317

The Role of the Practitioner Panel and the Consumer Panel of the Financial Services Authority

HC 600

Take over of LIFFE (Holdings ) plc by Euronext plc

HC 547

May 2002 Inflation Report

HC 920

UK and the IMF

27.6.2002

Split Capital Investment Trusts

HC 1089

Spending review 2002

17.7.2002

Treasury Sub-Committee

The 2001 Census in England and Wales

HC 310

HM Customs and Excise: The Roques Report

HC 371

The Inland Revenue's Expenditure Plans 2004/4

HC 975

Customs and Excise Departmental Report

HC 1011

Regional Spending

HC 1047

The Government Actuary's Department and related matters

10.7.2002

Statistics Commission Annual Report [CM 5564 ]

16.10.2002

Office for National Statistics Departmental Report and Related Matters [CM 5434]

30.10.2002

Royal Mint Annual Report

20.11.2002

Handling of the Joint Steps PFI Project

27.11.2002

Welsh Affairs

Transport in Wales

HC 378

Farming and Food Policy in Wales

HC 427

The Post Office in Wales [HC 359 2000/01]

HC 817

Broadband Cabling in Wales

HC 676

Wales Office Departmental Reports

HC 298

The Legislative Process as it affects Wales

HC 1242

Work and Pensions

Medical Services

HC 761

Pension Service

HC 873

Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC)

HC 1253

Future of UK Pensions

6.11.2002

Departmental Report

30.10.2002

Other Committees

European Scrutiny

Barcelona European Council

HC 790

E-Communications Regulatory Framework

HC 857

Internal Scrutiny and International Protection Commitments

HC 1039

Seville European Council

HC1112

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child

15.7.2002

European Commission - The Commission's Annual Work Programme

31.10.2002

European Scrutiny in the Commons

5.11.2002

Scrutiny Reserve Breaches

6.11.2002

Information

How MP's can keep in touch

Human Rights

A Human Rights Commission for the UK?

23.4.2002

Implementation of the Human Rights Act and the Work of the Human Rights Unit of the Lord Chancellor's Department

22.3.2002

Public Accounts

Dealing with Pollution from Ships

17.6.2002

Customs and Excise Standard Report 2000-01: Tobacco Smuggling

19.6.2002

Government on the Web II

12.6.2002

Collection of Fines and Other Financial Penalties in the Criminal Justice System

24.6.2002

MOD: Redevelopment of MOD Main Building

26.6.2002

2001 Outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease

3.7.2002

Collecting the TV Licence Fee

1.7.2002

Committee

Inquiry

First Evidence
Session/

HC Paper No.

Public Accounts cont.

Exercise Saif Sareea II

21.10.2002

Royal Mint 2001-02 Accounts

23.10.2002

Financial management of the Census 2001

28.10.2002

Individual Learning Accounts

4.11.2002

Victim Support: Meting the needs of victims and witnesses

6.11.2002

The PPS for National Air Traffic Services Ltd

11.11.2002

PFI Refinancings: Update Report

20.11.2002

Tackling Pensioner Poverty - Encouraging Take-up of Entitlements

25.11.2002

NHS Planning for Major Incidents

27.11.2002

MOD: Progress in reducing stocks

2.12.2002

The PFI contract for the redevelopment of the West Middlesex Hospital

4.12.2002

The Invest to Save Budget

9.12.2002

Introduction of the Community Legal Service and the Criminal Defence Service

11.12.2002

Tackling the Risks to Pension Scheme Members

16.12.2002

Improving Social Housing through Transfers

18.12.2002

Public Administration

NHS Direct in England

HC 610

Ombudsmen Issues

HC 563

Public Appointments and Patronage

HC 686

The New Centre

HC 262

Hinduja Case

Civil Service Issues

HC 1049

Freedom of Information

HC 1085

Public Service Targets

14.11.2002

Regulatory Reform

Operation of the Regulatory Reform Act

2.7.2002


FORTHCOMING DEPARTMENTAL SELECT COMMITTEES INQUIRIES

Committee

Inquiry

Timetable

Environmental Audit

World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002: Turning rhetoric into reality

Inquiry announced 28.10.2002

Written evidence by 29.11.2002

Home Affairs

Criminal Justice and Sentencing Bill

Inquiry announced 7.10.2002

Written evidence by 8.11.2002

Northern Ireland Affairs

Forensic Science in Northern Ireland

Inquiry announced 26.3.2002

Written evidence by 26.4.2002

The Illegal Drugs Trade and Drugs Culture in Northern Ireland

Inquiry announced 22.8.2002

Written evidence by 25.10.2002

Scottish Affairs

The Work of Citizens Advice Scotland

Homeworkers in Scotland and the Minimum Wage

Inquiry announced 5.11.2002

Written evidence by 18.11.2002

Inquiry announced 5.11.2002

Written evidence by 2.12.2002

Transport

Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Bodies

Inquiry announced 31.10.2002

Written evidence regarding the strategic rail authority by 21.11.2002

Other evidence by 2.12.2002

Transport Sub-Committee

Road and Pathway Maintenance

Inquiry announced 16.5.2002

Written evidence by 4.6.2002

Treasury

Economic and Monetary Union

Inquiry announce 9.7.2002

Written evidence invited

Welsh Affairs

Empowering children and young people in Wales

Inquiry announced 24.7.2002

Written evidence by 7.12.2002

Committee

Inquiry

Timetable

Work and Pensions

Employment for all: assisting people with health problems and disabilities into work

Inquiry announced 7.11.2002

Written evidence by 6.1.2003

Other Committees

Human Rights

UK Derogations from Convention Rights

Inquiry announced 15.4.2002

Written evidence by 27.5.2002

The work of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Inquiry announced 8.11.2002

Written evidence by 21.11.2002

Public Administration

Relationships between Civil Service Press Officers and Special Advisers

Ministerial Patronage

Inquiry announced 25.2.2002

Inquiry announced 13.3.2002

Public Service Targets and Tables

Inquiry announced 29.10.2002

 
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