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Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th April 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.

The website address for Select Committee publications is:

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmselect.htm

More details of current Select Committee inquiries can be found on the Parliament website:

http://www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/hoc_news4.cfm

 

 

 

Business and Enterprise Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Companies House

One-off oral evidence session concluded: Report in preparation

Creating a Higher Value-added Economy

Oral evidence in progress

Energy Prices

Oral evidence in progress

Recent developments in trade

Oral evidence concluded

Spring Supplementary Estimates

Oral evidence in progress

The UK Construction Industry

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Turkey: Trade and EU Accession

Oral evidence in progress

Waking up to India: Developments in UK-India economic relations

Report published 21 April

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Diversity of School Provision: Faith Schools

Oral evidence in progress

Looked-after Children

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 28 April

National Curriculum

Inquiry announced

Testing and Assessment

Oral evidence concluded: Draft report awaited

The Work of Ofsted

Oral evidence announced: Written evidence invited

Oral evidence taken on 14 May

 

 

Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Community Cohesion and Migration

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Planning Skills

Oral evidence in progress

1st Oral evidence session 28 April

Provision of Public Toilets

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 2 May

The Supply of Rented Housing

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill

Inquiry announced

European Commission White Paper on Sport

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games

Oral evidence in progress

London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Report to be published 30 April

Non Departmental Bodies

Oral evidence concluded

Written evidence to be published

Tourism

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance

Inquiry announced:
Written evidence invited

1st evidence session 6 May

Recruitment and Retention in the Armed Forces

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 May

UK Defence: commitments and resources

Oral evidence concluded

Further written evidence invited

UK national security & resilience

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 16 May

 

 

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Climate change and local, regional and devolved government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Greener Homes for the future? An environmental analysis of the Government's house-building plans

Inquiry announced

Making Government operations more sustainable: A progress check

Inquiry announced

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

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Environmental Audit Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Environmental Labelling

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Animal Health Observatory

Continuing scrutiny

Evidence published 15 November 2005: HC 682

British Waterways 2008

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Climate Change: international policy post-2012

Committee on Climate Change

One-off oral evidence session concluded: Evidence to be published

Evidence session held 26 March

Defra science

Defra's Departmental Report 2007

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Defra's Departmental Report 2007 & Defra priorities

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence sessions 30 April

Draft Marine Bill

Pre-legislative scrutiny announced

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty

Flooding

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Report to be published 7 May

Implementation of the Nitrates Directive in England

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The potential of England's rural economy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 7 May

Waste Strategy for England 2007

 

 

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The role of National Parliaments under the Treat of Lisbon

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 22 May

 

 

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Global Security: Japan and Korea

Oral evidence in progress

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 30 April

Overseas Territories

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Scrutiny of Senior Diplomatic Appointments

One off oral evidence session concluded

Evidence session held 23 April

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Dental Services

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Health Inequalities

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 30 April

Modernising Medical Careers

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

A Surveillance Society?

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Domestic Violence

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Human Trafficking

Oral evidence in progress

next evidence session 29 April

Policing in the 21st Century

Oral evidence in progress

Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Allegations of Torture in Iraq

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 29 April

British Bill of Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Immigration and Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

After Leitch: implementing skills and training policies

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Engineering

Inquiry announced

Investigating the Oceans

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Evidence session held 22 April

Renewable Electricity- Generation Technologies

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Science Budget Allocations

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Leitch Review of Skills

Inquiry announced

Re-scheduled for 28 April

The Office of Fair Access

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited, deadline for submissions 1 May

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Biosecurity in UK research laboratories

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation progress

Next oral evidence session 21 April

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Co-ordination for Aid Effectiveness

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 29 April

DFID and China

Inquiry announced

DFID and the African Development Bank

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

DFID's Programme in Nigeria

Inquiry postponed

Humanitarian and Development Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 30 April

The World Food Programme and Global Food Security

Oral evidence in progress

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Devolution: A Decade On

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 8 May

Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill

Under consideration

Draft Sentencing Guidelines

Continuing Scrutiny

Consultation Guideline: Theft & Burglary (non-dwelling) under consideration

Judicial Appointments Commission

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

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

Justice Reinvestment

Oral evidence in progress

The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Inquiry announced: written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 15 May

Towards Effective Sentencing

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Liaison

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Parliament and Government Finance Recreating Financial Scrutiny

Report published 21 April: awaiting Government response

Matters relating to Select Committees

Report published 5 March: awaiting Government response

Modernisation of the House of Commons

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Debating departmental objectives and annual reports

Regional accountability

Oral evidence in progress

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Policing and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland

Oral evidence in progress

 

 

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Procurement

Report in preparation

Compensating victims of violent crime

Report in preparation

Data loss at HM Revenue and Customs

Report in preparation

DEFRA Single Payment Scheme: follow-up

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Housing Marker Renewal: Pathfinders

Report in preparation

Implementing crisis resolution home treatment services in England

One-off oral evidence session announced

Improving Financial Resource Management

One-off oral evidence session 28 April

Increasing employment rates for ethnic minorities

Report in preparation

Leaving the Services

Report in preparation

Management of Large Business Corporation Tax by HMRC

Report in preparation

Managing change in operational PFI projects

Report in preparation

Offender Learning and Skills service

One-off oral evidence session 19 May

Pay modernisation in the NHS - GPs Contracts

Report in preparation

Progress in tackling benefit fraud

Report in preparation

Reducing the risk of violent crime

One-off oral evidence session 7 May

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

Report in preparation

Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office

One-off oral evidence session 21 May

Rising prices: Protecting consumers after regulatory withdrawal

One-off oral evidence session 14 May

Securing Host Nation Sporting Success in 2012

Report in preparation

Shared services in DfT and its Agencies

One-off oral evidence session 12 May

The Budget for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Report published 22 April: Awaiting Government response

The cancellation of Bicester Accommodation Centre

Report in preparation

The delivery of the Administrative Burdens Reduction Programme, 2007

Report in preparation

The Pensions Regulator

Report published 24 April: Awaiting Government response

The roll-out of the Jobcentre Plus Office Network

One-off oral evidence session 30 April

Use of office property by government departments

Report in preparation

 

 

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Better Government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 29 April

Lobbying

Oral evidence in progress

next evidence session 8 May

Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Public Services: Putting People First / When Citizens Complain / After the Citizens Charter / User Involvement in Public Services

Two Reports published; 1 further report awaited

When Citizens Complain Report published 24 March; User involvement in public services Report published 7 May

Third Sector Commissioning

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Regulatory Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Oral evidence in progress

next evidence session 29 April

 

 

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Credit Unions in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Employment & Skills for the Defence Industry in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 29 April

Experience of the Scottish Elections

Report in preparation

Scrutinising Statutory Instruments, Departmental Returns 2006, First Special Report, 2006-07 (HC 917)

Government response published 7 April

 

 

Quadripartite Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Road Safety

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence sessions 30 April

 

 

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Oral evidence concluded

Department for Transport's Annual Report 2007

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Freight Transport

Oral evidence concluded

Road Safety

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence sessions 30 April

The opening of Heathrow Terminal 5

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 7 May

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Financial Stability and Transparency

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

Inherited Estate

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 30 April

 

 

Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Counting the Population

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Globalisation and Its Impact on Wales

Oral evidence concluded

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: Dealing with Vulnerable Children

Inquiry announced

Provision of Cross-Border Public Services for Wales

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 29 April

 

 

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Health and Safety Commission and Executive

Report to be published 21 April

 
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