The Education and Skills Committee
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 David Chaytor MP (Labour, Bury North)
Valerie Davey MP (Labour, Bristol West)
Jeff Ennis MP (Labour, Barnsley East & Mexborough)
Mr Nick Gibb MP (Conservative, Bognor Regis &
Mr John Greenway MP (Conservative, Ryedale)
Paul Holmes MP (Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield)
Helen Jones MP (Labour, Warrington North)
Mr Kerry Pollard MP (Labour, St Albans)
Jonathan Shaw MP (Labour, Chatham and Aylesford)
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,
SO No 152. These are available on the Internet via
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
The current staff of the Committee are David Lloyd
(Clerk), Dr Sue Griffiths (Second Clerk), Libby Aston (Committee
Specialist), Nerys Roberts (Committee Specialist), Lisa Wrobel
(Committee Assistant), Susan Monaghan (Committee Assistant), Catherine
Jackson (Secretary) and John Kittle (Senior Office Clerk).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk
of the Education and Skills Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank,
London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is
020 7219 6181; the Committee's email 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 in the form 'Ev'
followed by the page number.