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Weekly Information Bulletin: 11th October 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

Committee on Arms Export Controls

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2008): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2006, Quarterly Reports 2007, licensing policy and review of export control legislation

Report published 17 July 2008: awaiting Government response

 

 

Business and Enterprise Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Committee to revisit the role of pubcos

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 29 September

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 concluded: Report in preparation

Energy Prices

Government response published 10 October 2008

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Report published 7 April:
Government response published 21 July 2008

Pub Companies

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 29 September

Spring Supplementary Estimates

Oral evidence in progress

The role and responsibilities of the regional development agencies

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session Tuesday 14 October

Turkey: Trade and EU Accession

Report published 30 June: Government response to be published 13 October 2008

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

Report published 21 April:
Government response published 21 July 2008

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

National Curriculum

Oral evidence in progress

Public Expenditure

Oral evidence concluded

Testing and Assessment

Government and Ofsted Response published 22 July

The Work of Ofsted

Oral evidence concluded: Draft report awaited

 

 

Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Channel 4 Annual Report for 2007

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 21 October

Communities & Local Government's Departmental Annual Report 2008

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 13 October

Draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill

Report published 22 July: Awaiting Government Response

Draft Heritage Protection Bill

Report published 30 July: Awaiting Government Response

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games

Report published 31 July: Awaiting Government Response

London 2012 Games

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 7 October

Planning Skills

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Provision of Public Toilets

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

The Balance of Power: Central & Local Government

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 29 September

The Licensing Act 2003

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 14 October

The Tenant Services Authority

Inquiry announced

 

 

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Draft Heritage Protection Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defence Equipment

Inquiry Announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 7 November

UK Defence: commitments and resources

Oral evidence concluded

Further written evidence invited

UK national security & resilience

Oral evidence in progress

 

 

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Climate change and local, regional and devolved government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Exports Credits Guarantee Department

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Forests: the future role of carbon markets in their protection and the timber trade

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 13 October

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

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Halting UK Biodiversity Loss

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

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

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Reducing CO2 and other emissions from shipping

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Vehicle Excise Duty

Report published 4 August: Awaiting Government Response

Environmental Audit Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Environmental Labelling

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Badgers and cattle TB: final report of the ISG

Further one-off evidence session planned.

Government Response published 23 July: Memorandum containing the Government response published on the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee website

British Waterways: follow up

Report published: Government Response to be published 15 October

Defra science

Invitation to help frame inquiry

Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Departmental Report

One-off evidence session announced 29 October

Draft Marine Bill - Coastal Access Provisions

Government Response published September 2008

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Implementation of the Nitrates Directive in England

Report published: Government Response to be published 14 October

The English Pig Industry

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session 13 October

The potential of England's rural economy

Oral evidence concluded: report in preparation

Waste Strategy for England 2007

Written evidence invited

 

 

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Conclusions of the European Council and the Council of Ministers: Follow-up Report

Report in preparation

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Subsidiarity and the Role of National Parliaments

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

FCO Annual Report

Oral evidence in progress

Global Security: Japan and Korea

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Human Rights

Government response published September

Overseas Territories

Report published 6 July: Government response received

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Dental Services

Government Response published 7 October

Health Inequalities

Oral evidence in progress

NHS Next Stage Review

Oral evidence in progress

next evidence session 16 October

Our NHS our future

Oral evidence concluded

The Responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health

Oral evidence concluded

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Citizenship & Immigration Bill

Inquiry announced

Human Trafficking

Oral evidence in progress

Knife Crime

Inquiry announced

Managing Migration: Points-Based System

Oral evidence in progress

Policing in the 21st Century

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Wheel Clamping on Private Land

Inquiry announced

Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

British Bill of Rights

Oral evidence concluded: Report in Preparation

Equality & Human Rights Commission

One-off evidence session announced

Evidence session 14 October

Immigration and Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Policing and Protest

Oral evidence in progress

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Engineering (incorporating Plastic Electronics & Nuclear case studies)

Oral evidence in progress

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills Sub-Committees

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

After Leitch: implementing skills and training policies

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for International Development Annual Report 2008

Oral evidence in progress

DFID and China

Oral evidence in progress

DFID and the African Development Bank

Government Response published 21 July

HIV/AIDS: DFID's New Strategy

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Humanitarian And Development Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Government Response to be published 14 October

The World Food Programme and Global Food Security

Government Response to be published 14 October

Working Together to Make Aid More Effective

Government Response to be published 14 October

Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Renewal Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Joint Committee on the Draft Marine Bill

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Marine Bill

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Devolution: A Decade On

Oral evidence in progress

Judicial Appointments Commission

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

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

Justice Reinvestment

Oral evidence in progress

Sentencing Commission

One-off oral evidence session announced

The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

The Work of the Ministry of Justice

One-off oral evidence session announced

Uncorrected oral evidence on website

Liaison

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Oral Evidence from the Prime Minister

Oral evidence concluded

Evidence published 28 July

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Inquiry into Policing and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland

Report published 7 July: Government Response Received

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

Department for International Development: CDC - Investing to reduce poverty

One-off oral evidence session announced

15 December

DFID: Operations in insecure environments

One-off oral evidence session announced

5 November

DoH/NHS: End of life care

One-off oral evidence session announced

17 December

DoH/NHS: Reducing alcohol-related harm

One-off oral evidence session announced

12 November

DWP: Complaint handling

One-off oral evidence session announced

29 October

Fire and Rescue Service: the New Dimension Programme

One-off oral evidence session announced

10 November

Implementing crisis resolution home treatment services in England

One-off oral evidence session announced

Independent Police Complaints Commission

One-off oral evidence session announced

24 November

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

MoD: Defence Information infrastructure

One-off oral evidence session announced

22 October

MoD: Renewal of the nuclear deterrent

One-off oral evidence session announced

19 November

NHS Pay Modernisation: New contracts for General Practice services in England

Report published 9 October:

Awaiting Government response

Preparing to deliver the 14-19 education reforms in England

Report published 7 October:

Awaiting Government response

Primary Schools: teaching mathematics

One-off oral evidence session announced

8 December

Prison procurement

One-off oral evidence session announced

10 December

Programmes to reduce household energy consumption

One-off oral evidence session announced

3 November

Protecting the public: the work of the Parole Board

One-off oral evidence session announced

27 October

Renewing the physical infrastructure of English further education colleges

One-off oral evidence session announced

17 November

Securing Host Nation Sporting Success in 2012

Report in preparation

Use of office property by government departments

Report in preparation

Widening participation in higher education

One-off oral evidence session announced

20 October

 

 

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Better Government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Charities & Public Benefit

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 9 October

Data Handling Procedures in Government

Oral evidence in progress

Good Government

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 16 October

Lobbying

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 in preparation

When Citizens Complain Report published 24 March; User Involvement in Public Services Report published 7 May The Citizens Charter Report published 22 July

Quadripartite Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Road Safety

Oral evidence in progress

 

 

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Credit Unions in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Office of the Advocate General for Scotland

One-off oral evidence session announced

Evidence session 19 November

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Transport Annual Report 2008

Inquiry announced

Network Rail engineering delays over the new year period

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Road Safety

Oral evidence concluded: Report in Preparation

School Travel

Oral evidence in progress

next evidence session 15 October

Taxes and charges on road users

Inquiry announced

The enforcement activities of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)

Inquiry announced

The opening of Heathrow Terminal 5

Oral evidence concluded: Report in Preparation

The Use of Airspace

Inquiry announced

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Economics of Housing Market

Oral evidence in progress

Offshore Financial Centres

Oral evidence in progress

Private Equity

Report published: continuing scrutiny

Regulation of Oil Markets

Inquiry announced

 

 


Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Administration and expenditure in the Chancellor's Departments, 2007-08

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 15 October

 

 

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: Dealing with Vulnerable Children

Inquiry announced

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: Housing

Oral evidence in progress

Provision of cross-border public services for Wales

Oral evidence in progress

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Work and Pensions' commissioning strategy and the employment programme market

Oral evidence in progress

1st evidence session Wednesday 22 October

Valuing and supporting carers

Report published 29 August 2008: Government Response awaited

 
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