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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th May 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

Next evidence session 3 June

Post Office closure programme

Interim report published 8 February: HC 292

Report to be published 2 June

Spring Supplementary Estimates

Oral evidence in progress

The UK Construction Industry

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Turkey: Trade and EU Accession

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Diversity of School Provision: Faith Schools

Oral evidence in progress

Diversity of School Provision: Links between independent and maintained schools

Oral evidence in progress

Early Years Foundation Stage

One-off oral evidence completed

Looked-after Children

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 June

National Curriculum

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 4 June

Sustainable Schools & Building Schools for the Future

Inquiry announced; Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 3 July

The Work of Ofsted

Oral evidence concluded; draft Report awaited

 

 

Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Community Cohesion and Migration

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Planning Skills

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Provision of Public Toilets

Oral evidence in progress

1st oral evidence session to take place 2 June

Supply of Rented Housing

Report published 21 May: awaiting Government response

HC 457

 

 

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill

Inquiry announced

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

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

Next evidence session 3 June

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

 

 

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Carbon Capture & Storage

Inquiry announced

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 June

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

Vehicle Excise Duty

Inquiry announced

 

 

Environmental Audit Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Environmental Labelling

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

British Waterways 2008

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Committee on Climate Change

Evidence published as HC 462-i, 21/05/08

Defra science

Defra's Departmental Report 2007

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Defra's Departmental Report 2007 & Defra priorities

Oral evidence concluded

Evidence to be published

Draft Marine Bill

Pre-legislative scrutiny announced

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty

Implementation of the Nitrates Directive in England

Report to be published as HC 412, 9 June

The potential of England's rural economy

Oral evidence in progress

Waste Strategy for England 2007

 

 

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

Subsidiarity

Oral evidence in progress

 

 

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 concluded

Report in preparation

Overseas Territories

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Dental Services

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Health Inequalities

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 5 June. Written evidence published 3 April

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

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

British Bill of Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Immigration and Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Policing & Protest

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Engineering (incorporating Plastics Electronics and Nuclear case studies)

Oral evidence in progress

Renewable Electricity- Generation Technologies

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Leitch Review of Skills

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA)

One-off oral evidence session

Oral evidence session 2 June 2008

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills Sub-Committees

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Biosecurity in UK research laboratories

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation progress

Investigating the Oceans

One-off oral evidence session 22 April 2008

Government response published 15 May 2008 HC 506 [Incorporating HC 469-i]

After Leitch: implementing skills and training policies

Oral evidence in progress

Oral evidence session 4 June 2008

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Co-ordination for Aid Effectiveness

Oral evidence in progress

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

The World Food Programme and Global Food Security

Oral evidence in progress

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional and Legal Issues

One-off oral evidence session announced

Devolution: A Decade On

Oral evidence in progress

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

Ministry of Justice: Aims & objectives

Oral evidence concluded

Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 987i-ii

The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Inquiry announced

Towards Effective Sentencing

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Modernisation of the House of Commons

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Debating departmental objectives and annual reports

Regional accountability

Oral evidence concluded : Report in preparation

Oral & Written evidence available on Committee's website

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Policing and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland

Oral evidence in progress

 

 

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

HM Revenue and Customs: Helping individuals understand and complete their tax forms

Report published 15 May: Awaiting Government response

Housing Marker Renewal: Pathfinders

Report in preparation

Implementing crisis resolution home treatment services in England

One-off oral evidence session announced

Increasing employment rates for ethnic minorities

Report in preparation

Improving the efficiency of central government's use of office property

Report published 22 May: Awaiting Government response

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

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

Securing Host Nation Sporting Success in 2012

Report in preparation

The cancellation of Bicester Accommodation Centre

Report in preparation

The Carbon Trust: Accelerating the move to a low carbon economy

Report published 20 May: Awaiting Government response

The delivery of the Administrative Burdens Reduction Programme, 2007

Report in preparation

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 concluded; report to be published 3 June

Good Government

Invitation for evidence by 1 July 2008

Lobbying

Oral evidence in progress

Final evidence session 5 June

Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry

Oral evidence concluded; report to be published 30 May

Third Sector Commissioning

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Quadripartite Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Road Safety

Oral evidence in progress

 

 

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 on 24 June

 

 

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Credit Unions in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Employment & skills for the defence industry in Scotland

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Experience of the Scottish Elections

Report in preparation

 

 

Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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: 20th Report of 2007-08 to be published 23 May

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Delivering a Sustainable Railway: A 30-year Strategy for the Railways?

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Department for Transport Annual Report 2007

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Freight Transport

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Network Rail engineering delays over the new year period

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Road Safety

Oral evidence concluded

The Blue Badge (Disabled Parking) Reform Strategy

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Draft Marine Navigation Bill

Oral evidence in progress

First oral evidence session 11 June

The future of BAA

Report published 15 March

Government response published 19 May

The opening of Heathrow Terminal 5

Oral evidence in progress

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Budget measures and low-income households

Inquiry announced

Offshore Financial Centres

Inquiry announced

 

 

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

 

 

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Government strategy on carers

Oral evidence in progress

 
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