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Weekly Information Bulletin: 29th March 2008

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 2007-08 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.

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COMMITTEE

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee

(formerly Trade & Industry)

 

Spring Supplementary Estimates

Oral evidence in progress

Turkey: Trade and EU Accession

Oral evidence in progress

Companies House

One-off oral evidence session concluded: Report in preparation

Energy Prices

Oral evidence in progress

Recent developments in trade

Oral evidence concluded

Creating a Higher Value-added Economy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 April

The UK Construction Industry

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Trade with India: One year on

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

Turkey: Trade and EU Accession

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 April

Children, Schools and Families (formerly Education & Skills)

Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords]

Report published 20 March

National Curriculum

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 17 March

Looked-after Children

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session taken on 26 March

Testing and Assessment

Oral evidence concluded: Draft report awaited

Diversity of School Provision: Faith Schools

Oral evidence in progress

The Work of Ofsted

Oral evidence concluded

Communities &

Local Government

(Formerly ODPM)

 

Provision of Public Toilets

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 2 May

Community Cohesion and Migration

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 1 April

Planning Skills

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 27 February

Existing Housing & Climate Change

Report to be published 2 April

The Supply of Rented Housing

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Culture, Media & Sport

Non Departmental Bodies

Inquiry announced

Draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 14 March

Tourism

Oral evidence concluded

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 18 March

European Commission White Paper on Sport

Oral evidence concluded

London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games

Oral evidence concluded. Report in preparation

Defence

Recruitment and Retention in the Armed Forces

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 April

Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 18 April

Defence Equipment

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

UK Operations in Iraq

Report in preparation

Report to be published 3 December

Defence Equipment

Report published 27 March

Awaiting Government response

UK Defence: commitments and resources

Oral evidence concluded

Further written evidence invited

The Future of NATO and European Defence

Report published 20 March

Environmental Audit

 

Making Government operations more sustainable: A progress check

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 11 April

Post-Kyoto: The International Context for Progress on Climate Change

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Climate change and local, regional and devolved government

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 April

Challenge of Climate change

Oral evidence in progress

Reducing carbon emissions from UK business: The role of the Climate Change Levy and Agreements

Report published 10 March

The Voluntary Carbon Offset Market

Government response published 17 March

Personal Carbon Allowances

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Environmental Audit Sub-Committee

Environmental Labelling

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Draft Marine Bill

Pre-legislative scrutiny announced

Committee on Climate Change

One-off oral evidence session concluded

British Waterways 2008

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Defra science

Invitation to help frame inquiry

Deadline for submissions 27 March

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty

Invitation to help frame inquiry

Deadline for submissions 2 April 2008

Defra's Departmental Report 2007 & Defra priorities

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence sessions 30 April

Implementation of the Nitrates Directive in England

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Waste Strategy for England 2007

Written evidence invited

Flooding

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Climate Change: international policy post-2012

Written evidence invited

Defra's Departmental Report 2007

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The potential of England's rural economy

Refocus of inquiry: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 20 March

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Sub-committee

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

European Scrutiny

Temporary Workers Directive

Oral evidence in progress

Intergovernmental Conference for a Reform Treaty

Oral evidence concluded

Consumer protection: sale of timeshare

Oral evidence concluded

(i) Police Co-operation in Criminal Matters (ii) European Arrest Warrant

i) Report published as part of 14th Report 29 February ii) Report published as part of 8th Report 29 January

Foreign Affairs

 

Global Security: Japan and Korea

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 April

European Council

Oral evidence in progress

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Overseas Territories

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Health

Health Inequalities

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 April

Dental Services

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Modernising Medical Careers

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Home Affairs

 

Human Trafficking

Oral evidence in progress

A Surveillance Society?

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

UK Immigration Issues

Evidence published 4 February

Work of the Serious Organised Crime Agency

Oral evidence concluded

Evidence published 17 March

Domestic Violence

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Towards Effective Sentencing

Oral evidence in progress

Identity Cards: data security issues

One-off evidence session concluded 26 February

Joint Committee on Human Rights

Immigration and Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

The human rights of adults with learning difficulties

Report published 6 March

Data Protection and Human Rights

Report published 14 March

British Bill of Rights

Oral evidence in progress

The Use of Restraint in Secure training Centres

Report published 7 March

Innovation, Universities,

Science & Skills

The Office of Fair Access

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 1 May

Investigating the oceans

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 22 April

After Leitch: implementing skills and training policies

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 18 April

Renewable Electricity- Generation Technologies

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Engineering

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 14 March

The Leitch Review of Skills

One-off evidence session postponed

 

Science Budget Allocations

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills Sub-Committee on the Copyright Tribunal

The Work and operation of the copyright tribunal

Report published 20 March

Biosecurity in UK research laboratories

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 31 March

International Development

 

Co-ordination for Aid Effectiveness

Inquiry announced, Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 15 February

The World Food Programme and Global Food Security

Inquiry announced, Written evidence invited

Next oral evidence session 22 April

DFID and China

Inquiry announced, Written evidence invited

DFID and the African Development Bank

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 24 April

DFID's Programme in Nigeria

Inquiry postponed

Humanitarian and Development Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Inquiry announced, Written evidence invited

Renewable Energy Generation Technologies

Inquiry announced written evidence invited

Justice (formerly Constitutional Affairs)

Towards Effective Sentencing

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Justice Reinvestment

Oral evidence in progress

The new Ministry of Justice

Government response published February 2008

Devolution: A Decade On

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 April

Judicial Appointments Commission

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

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

Ministry of Justice: Aims and objectives

Oral evidence concluded

Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 938 i

Modernisation of the House of Commons

Regional accountability

Oral evidence in progress

Debating departmental objectives and annual reports

Written evidence invited

Northern Ireland Affairs

Varney Review of tax policy in Northern Ireland

One-off evidence session concluded

Evidence session held 27 February

Northern Ireland Prison Service

Government Response published 5 March

Policing and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 April

Procedure

E-petitions

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Report to be published 6 April

Public Accounts

Securing Host Nation Sporting Success in 2012

One-off oral evidence session announced 2 April

Increasing employment rates for ethnic minorities

One-off oral evidence session announced 31 March

Pay modernisation in the NHS - GPs Contracts

Report in preparation

Improving the management of resources in the DEFRA family

One-off oral evidence session announced 19 March

Major Projects Report 2007

One-off oral evidence session announced 17 March

Community Orders

One-off oral evidence session announced 23 April

The delivery of the Administrative Burdens Reduction Programme, 2007

Report in preparation

Leaving the Services

Report in preparation

Managing change in operational PFI projects

Report in preparation

Progress in tackling benefit fraud

Report in preparation

The cancellation of Bicester Accommodation Centre

Report in preparation

Management of Large Business Corporation Tax by HMRC

Report in preparation

DEFRA Single Payment Scheme: follow-up

Report in preparation

Report on the NHS Summarised Accounts 2006-07: Achieving financial balance

Report in preparation

Compensating victims of violent crime

Report in preparation

Use of office property by government departments

Report in preparation

BBC Procurement

Report in preparation

Data loss at HM Revenue and Customs

Report in preparation

The Budget for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Implementing crisis resolution home treatment services in England

One-off oral evidence session announced

Housing Marker Renewal: Pathfinders

Report in preparation

The Pensions Regulator

Report in preparation

Government on the internet: Progress in delivering Information and Services Online

One-off oral evidence session concluded: Report in preparation

Evidence session 28 November

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

One-off oral evidence session announced

Managing the Defence Estate: Quality

Report in preparation

Report to be published 29 November

Upgrade of the Bangor to Belfast Railway

Report in preparation

Department for Transport: Vehicle Excise Duty

Report in preparation

The performance of the government as a shareholder

Report in preparation

Passport Agency- Biometric passports

Report in preparation

Department of Health

Oral evidence in progress

National programme for IT

Report in preparation

Department of Health: Improving services and support for support for people with dementia

Report in preparation

Patient choice at the point of GP referral

Report in preparation

Public Administration

 

Constitutional Renewal Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 April

Better Government

Oral evidence in progress

Lobbying

Oral evidence in progress

Third Sector Commissioning

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Public Services: Putting People First

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Regulatory Reform

 

Getting Results: The Better Regulation Executive and the Impact of Regulatory Reform Agenda

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 1 April

Draft Legislative Reform (Health and Safety Executive) Order 2008

Draft Legislative Reform Order laid on 29 January (subsequently withdrawn) Re-laid 18 February

Report published 10 March

Draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2007

Report published 3 December; Awaiting Draft order to be laid

Experience of the Scottish Elections

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Scottish Affairs

Credit Unions in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Employment & Skills for the Defence Industry in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 April

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

Joint Committee 15th Report 2007-08 published 30 March

Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)

2006 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls and the quarterly reports produced during 2006 and 2007

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 March

Quadripartite Committee

Road Safety

Oral evidence in progress

Transport

The Blue Badge (Disabled Parking) Reform Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

1st oral evidence session 2 April

School Travel

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 21 April

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Local Transport Bill

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Report published 9 January

Department for Transport's Annual Report 2007

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Rail white paper

Oral evidence session in progress

Delivering a sustainable railway: a 30-year strategy for the railways?

Oral evidence concluded

The future of BAA

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Report published 15 March

Ticketing on public transport

Report to be published 1 April

The Transport Innovation Fund

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Freight Transport

Oral evidence in progress

 

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

Budget 2008

All evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Treasury

 

Inherited Estates

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 14 April

Financial Stability and Transparency

Report published 3 March: awaiting Government response: Continuing Scrutiny
Next evidence session 6 May

Financial Reporting and the National Accounts

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Progress on the efficiency programme in the Chancellor's departments

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

HM Revenue & Customs: administration and expenditure in 2006-07

Oral evidence concluded

Treasury Sub-committee

The Adjudicator's Office: administration and expenditure in 2006-07

Oral evidence concluded

Counting the Population

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Globalisation and its Impact on Wales

Oral evidence concluded

Welsh Affairs

Provision of Cross-Border Public Services for Wales

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 31 March

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: Order in the Field of Social Care

Report published

Child Poverty

Oral evidence in progress

Work & Pensions

Health and Safety Commission and Executive

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 March

 
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