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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th July 2007

Select Committees: Current Inquiries

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COMMITTEE

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Communities &

Local Government

(Formerly ODPM)

 

Local Government Finance: Council Tax Benefit

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Local Government Finance: Supplementary Business Rate

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Equalities

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Refuse Collection

Oral evidence concluded: Report in Preparation

The Supply of Rented Housing

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Planning White Paper

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Constitutional Affairs

Towards Effective Sentencing

Oral evidence in progress

Devolution: A Decade On

Inquiry postponed

Attorney General

Oral evidence concluded: Report in Preparation

Judicial Appointments Commission

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

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

The new Ministry of Justice

Oral evidence concluded: Report in Preparation

Crossrail Bill

Crossrail Bill

Oral evidence in progress

The Committee will hear petitions against the third set of Amended Provisions (AP4): Next evidence sessions 10,11,12 July

Culture, Media & Sport

BBC Annual Report 2006-07

Oral evidence in progress

Ticket Touting

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Self-regulation of the Press

Report to be published 11 July

Tourism

Oral evidence in progress

Public Service Media Content

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation


Defence

UK Operations in Iraq

Oral evidence in progress

Ministry of Defence Main Estimates 2007-08

Report to be published 9 July

The work of the Defence Estates

Oral evidence concluded

Medical Care for the Armed Forces

Oral evidence in progress

Strategic Lift

Report published 5 July

UK Defence: commitments and resources

Oral evidence concluded

UK operations in Afghanistan

Report to be published 16 July

The Future of NATO and European Defence

Oral evidence in progress

Joint Committee on the draft Climate Change Bill

To consider and report on the Draft Climate Change Bill

Oral evidence cocluded

Joint Committee on the draft Human Tissue & Embryos Bill

To consider and report on the Draft Human Tissue & Embryos Bill

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Education & Skills

The Work of the Children's Commissioner

One-off oral evidence concluded

Public Expenditure

One-off oral evidence session 11 July

Creative Partnerships and the Curriculum

Inquiry Cancelled

Written submissions received by deadline of 16 July will be posted on the website in due course

Special Educational Needs: separation of assessment of need from funding of provision

inquiry announced

Testing and Assessment

Inquiry announced

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

One-off oral evidence concluded

Post-16 Skills Training

Oral evidence in progress

The Work of Ofsted

Report to be published 12 July

The future sustainability of the higher education sector: purpose, funding and structures

Oral evidence in progress

Sustainable Schools

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Bologna Process

Government response published 3 July

Environmental Audit

 

Structure of Government

Oral evidence in progress

Personal Carbon Allowances

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 10 July

Beyond Stern: forecasting, cost-effectiveness, and climate change

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Voluntary Carbon Offset Market

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Regulatory Impact Assessments & Policy Appraisal

Government Response to be published 12 July

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Defra's Departmental Report 2007

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session 18 July

Badgers and cattle TB: final report of the ISG

Oral evidence in progress

Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive

Report to be published 12 July

Pre-legislative scrutiny of Draft Climate Bill

Report published 4 July: HC 534

Environmental Liability Directive

Inquiry announced

Climate Change: citizen's agenda

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The potential of England's rural economy

Written evidence invited

Climate Change: citizen's agenda

Oral evidence in progress

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Sub-committe

British Waterways

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

European Scrutiny

Article 308 of the EC Treaty

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Temporary Workers Directive

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 11 July

The Conclusions of the European Council and the Council of Ministers

Oral evidence in progress

The European Commission's Annual Policy Strategy for 2008

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 4 July

Special Framework of Assistance for traditional suppliers of bananas

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Consideration of European Documents

Continuing scrutiny: Report in preparation

Report published 6 July: HC 41-xxvii

Foreign Affairs

 

Global Security: Iran

Oral evidence in progress

Global Security: The Middle East

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Global Security: Russia

Final evidence session 18 July

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2006-07

Oral evidence in progress

South Asia

Government response published 3 July

Health

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 12 July: written evidence published 17 May: HC 503-II

Home Affairs

 

Counter-Terrorism Proposals

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 11 July

Knife Crime

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Evidence published 2 July: HC 433-i

A Surveillance Society?

Oral evidence in progress

Towards Effective Sentencing

Oral evidence in progress

Police Funding

One-off oral evidence session concluded: Report in preparation

Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 553-i

Joint Committee on Human Rights

 

Allegations of torture in Iraq

Oral evidence in progress

A British Bill of Rights

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 31 August

Treatment of Asylum Seekers

Government response published 5 July

The human rights of adults with learning difficulties

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 9 July

The human rights of older persons in healthcare

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

International Development

 

DFID Departmental Report 2007

Written evidence invited: oral evidence in progress

Deadline for submissions 6 July: evidence session 17 July

Sanitation and Water

Government response to be published 10 July

Maternal Health

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 14 September

Cross-departmental working on development

One-off oral evidence announced

Evidence session on 10 July postponed

The prospects for sustainable peace in Uganda

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

DFID Assistance to Burmese Internally Displaced People and Refugees on the Thai-Burma Border

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Vietnam: DFID's Country Programme

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Northern Ireland Affairs

Inquiry into Northern Ireland Prison Service

Oral evidence in progress

Political Developments in Northern Ireland

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Procedure

Written Parliamentary Questions

Oral evidence to published on website: HC 336-I & ii

Public Accounts

 

DEFRA: The delays in administering the 2005 Single Payment System Scheme in England

One-off oral evidence session announced

Child Support Agency: implementation of the Child Support Reforms

Report published 5 July: awaiting Government response

Helping newly registered businesses meet their tax obligations

Report in preparation

Heritage Lottery Fund

Report in preparation

Pay Modernisation in the NHS: the impact of the new consultants' contract

Report in preparation

 

Big Science - Public Investment in Large Scientific Facilities

Report in preparation

Managing the Defence Estate

Report in preparation

Filing of VAT and Company Tax returns

Report in preparation

Rural Poverty in Developing Countries

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

BBC Risk Management

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Prescribing costs in Primary Care

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Thames Gateway: Laying the Foundations

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Public Accounts

 

Building for the Future: Sustainable Construction and refurbishment on the government estate

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Attendance Management in the Department for Transport and its Agencies

Report in preparation

 

Improving the PFI tendering process;

Benchmarking and market testing the ongoing service component of PFI projects

Report in preparation

DEFRA: The delays in administering the 2005 Single Payment System Scheme in England

Next evidence session 9 July

Sure Start Children's Centres

Report to be published 17 July

Environment Agency Flood Risk Management: building and maintaining flood defences in England

Report in preparation

Upgrade of the Bangor to Belfast Railway

Report in preparation

Dr Foster Intelligence: A joint venture between the Information Centre & Dr Foster LLP

Report to be published 18 July

Staging the London Olympic and paralympic games in 2012

Report to be published 10 July

 

Improving Procurement in Further Education colleges in England

Report to be published 19 July

 

Assets Recovery Agency

Report in preparation

Biometric passports

Report in preparation

Legal Aid and Family Breakdown

Report in preparation

The Academies Programme

Report in preparation

The performance of the government as a shareholder

Report in preparation

Management of cost increases on road building schemes in England

Report in preparation

Passport Agency- Biometric passports

Report in preparation

Department of Health

Oral evidence in progress

Clinical Governance in Primary Care Trusts

Report in preparation

Ensuring the effectiveness of personal advisors

Report in preparation

Progress update on the efficiency Programme

Report in preparation

National programme for IT

Report in preparation

Ministry of Defence: Reserve forces

Report to be published 12 July

Ministry of Defence: recruitment and retention

Report published 3 July: awaiting Government response

Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2005

Oral evidence in progress

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Resource Accounts 2004-05

Report in preparation

The restructuring of British Energy

Report in preparation

Patient choice at the point of GP referral

Report in preparation

Public Administration

 

Third Sector Commissioning

Oral evidence in progress

Propriety and Honours

Report to be published 13 July

Confirmation Hearings

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The Work of the Cabinet Office 2006-07

Oral evidence concluded

A Debt of Honour

Oral evidence concluded

Public Services: Putting People First

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Skills for Government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Publication of Political Memoirs

Report to be published 25 July

Regulatory Reform

 

Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Public Service Vehicles) Order 2006

Report Published

On 7 February 2006:

Awaiting Draft Order to be laid

Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Deer) (England and Wales) Order 2007

Report published

On 2 April:

Awaiting Draft Order to be laid

Science & Technology

Scientific developments relating to the Abortion Act 1967

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 2 September

Improving Research Conduct and Preventing Scientific Fraud

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Renewable Energy Generation Technologies

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 2 July

Funding of Science & Discovery Centres

Oral evidence in progress

International policies and activities of the Research Councils

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Investigating the Oceans

Oral evidence in progress

Space policy

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Scottish Affairs

Scotland Office Annual report 2007

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 10 July

Poverty in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)

Business under Standing Order No 151, followed as necessary by meetings of the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments for business under Standing Order No 151(10)

Continuing scrutiny: Report to be published 22 July

Quadripartite Committee

The UK 2005 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Trade & Industry

 

India: One year on

Written evidence invited

The UK Construction Industry

Written evidence invited

The Work of the Office of Fair Trading

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence sessions 17 July

Europe moves East: The impact of the 'new' EU Member States on UK business

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Future of UK Manufacturing Industry: Public Procurement

Oral evidence in progress

The Government's Energy Review: UK dependence on gas and coal imports

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Trade & Industry

Sub-committee

Implementation of the report of the Women and Work Commission

Oral evidence in Progress

Transport

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Local Transport Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 11 July

The Eddington Transport Study

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Ticketing on public transport

Oral evidence in progress

The Draft EU-US Air Transport Agreement

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Transport Innovation Fund

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Passengers' experience of air travel

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Novice Drivers

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

Driver and Vehicle Registration and Licensing in Northern Ireland

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Treasury

 

Financial Inclusion follow-up: saving for all and shorter term saving products

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Private Equity

Oral evidence concluded: Interim Report in preparation

Progress on the efficiency programme in the Chancellor's departments

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

Unclaimed assets within the financial system

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: re-appointment hearings

Report published 2 July: awaiting Government response

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England: ten years on

Oral evidence concluded

Climate change and the Stern review

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Globalisation: its impact on the real economy

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Treasury Sub-committee

Progress on the efficiency programme in the Chancellor's departments

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Welsh Affairs

Globalisation and its Impact on Wales

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 17 July

Energy in Wales: Follow-up

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Orders in Council

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation


Work & Pensions

Benefits Simplification

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Pension Service

One-off oral evidence session concluded

 

DWP Autumn Performance Report

One-off oral evidence session concluded


 
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