The Education and Skills Committee is appointed by
the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration
and policy of the Department for Education and Skills and its
associated public bodies.
Mr Barry Sheerman MP ( Labour, Huddersfield)
Mr John Baron MP (Conservative, Billericay)
Mr David Chaytor MP (Labour, Bury North)
Valerie Davey MP (Labour, Bristol West)
Jeff Ennis MP (Labour, Barnsley East & Mexborough)
Paul Holmes MP (Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield)
Ms Meg Munn MP (Labour, Sheffield Heeley)
Mr Kerry Pollard MP (Labour, St Albans)
Jonathan Shaw MP (Labour, Chatham and Aylesford)
Mr Mark Simmonds MP (Conservative, Boston &
Mr Andrew Turner MP (Conservative, Isle of Wight)
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders,
principally in S.O. No.152. These are available on the Internet
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Education and Skills Committee, 7 Millbank, London SW1P
3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 1376/6181.
The Committee's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated by the page number
as in 'Ev 12'.