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Weekly Information Bulletin: 1st November 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

Companies House

One-off oral evidence session concluded: Report in preparation

Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Oral evidence in progress. Next evidence session 4 November

Pub Companies

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Spring Supplementary Estimates

Oral evidence in progress

The role and responsibilities of the regional development agencies

Oral evidence in progress

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Apprenticeships Bill

One-off evidence concluded

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 evidence completed

Looked-after Children

Oral evidence in progress

National Curriculum

Oral evidence in progress

Public Expenditure

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Social Mobility

One-off evidence concluded

The Work of Ofsted

Oral evidence concluded: Draft report in preparation

 

 

Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Channel 4 Annual Report for 2007

Oral evidence in progress

Communities & Local Government's Departmental Annual Report 2008

Oral evidence in progress

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

Housing and the Credit Crunch

Oral evidence session to be announced

Local Authority Investments

Oral evidence session to be announced

London 2012 Games

Oral evidence in progress

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

The Licensing Act 2003

Oral evidence in progress

The Tenant Services Authority

Inquiry announced

 

 

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commercial Operations of the BBC

Written evidence invited.

Closing date for evidence was 10 October but submissions are still being accepted

Draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill

Government Response published.

Joint response with Draft Heritage Protection Bill (Cm 7472)

Draft Heritage Protection Bill

Government Response published.

Joint response with Draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill (Cm 7472)

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games

Government Response published

(Cm 7477)

Tourism

Government Response published

(Cm 7487)

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defence Equipment

Inquiry Announced: Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 7 November

MOD'S performance against expenditure plans

Inquiry announced.

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

Carbon Capture and Storage and Kingsnorth Power Station

Report published 22 July 2008. Awaiting Government response

Climate change and local, regional and devolved government

Report published 28 July 2008. Awaiting Government response

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

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

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

Personal Carbon Allowances

Report published 26 May 2008. Awaiting Government response

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 (HC 130-I, Session 2007-08)

Government response published; further evidence session to be held on 05/11/08

Climate Change: international policy post-2012

Inquiry cancelled. Written evidence has been placed in the House of Commons Library

Defra science

Invitation to help frame inquiry

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty

Written evidence to be published - no further action to be taken in this inquiry. Special Report to be published as HC 1099 on 06/11/08

The English Pig Industry

Oral evidence in progress.

The potential of England's rural economy

Report published as HC 544-I on 29/10/08

Waste Strategy for England 2007

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 12/11/08

 

 

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Subsidiarity and the Role of National Parliaments

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Subsidiarity, National Parliaments and the Lisbon Treaty

Report published 21 October

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

Global Security: Non-Proliferation

Inquiry announced. Closing date for submission extended to 1 December 2008

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Foundation trusts and Monitor

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Health Inequalities

Oral evidence in progress

NHS Next Stage Review

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Our NHS our future

Oral evidence concluded

Patient Safety

Oral evidence in progress

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

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

Immigration and Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Policing and Protest

Oral evidence in progress

Rights for People with Disabilities

One-off Ministerial Evidence Session 18 November 2008. Written evidence by 3 November 2008

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Engineering (incorporating Plastic Electronics & Nuclear case studies)

Oral evidence in progress

Leitch Review of Skills

One-off oral evidence session

concluded. Evidence to be published 31 October

(HC 471-i)

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA)

One-off oral evidence session

concluded. Evidence to be published 31 October

(HC 598-i)

The use of Government statistics in evidence-based policy-making

One-off oral evidence session concluded. Evidence to be published 31 October (HC 443-i)

The Sainsbury Review

One-off oral evidence session

concluded. Evidence to be published 31 October

(HC 113-i)

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's Programme in Nigeria

Inquiry postponed

HIV/AIDS: DFID's New Strategy

Inquiry announced: Written evidence invited

Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate

Written Evidence invited

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

Administration of Justice

One-off oral evidence session concluded. Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 913-i

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.

Ministry of Justice: Departmental Annual Report 2007-08

One-off oral evidence session concluded. Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 1121-i

Pre-Appointment Hearing: Office for Legal Complaints

One-off oral evidence session concluded. Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 1122-i

Sentencing Commission

One-off oral evidence session concluded. Uncorrected oral evidence on website: HC 1095-i

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

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Inquiry into Cross border cooperation

Written evidence requested

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

Fire and Rescue Service: the New Dimension Programme

One-off oral evidence session announced

10 November

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 published 21 October. Awaiting Government response.

Managing change in operational PFI projects

Report in preparation

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

Reducing the risk of violent crime

Report published 23 October. Awaiting Government response.

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

 

 

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Better Government

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Charities & Public Benefit

Oral evidence concluded

Data Handling Procedures in Government

Oral evidence in progress

Equitable Life

Oral evidence in progress. Second evidence session

11 November

Good Government

Oral evidence in progress

Lobbying

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

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

Awaiting Government response to 'After the Citizen's Charter' published 22 July 2008

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

Statutory Instruments

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Business under Standing Order No 151(10)

Select Committee: 4th Report of 2007-08 published 22.07.08. Continuing Scrutiny

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

The opening of Heathrow Terminal 5

Report to be published 2 November

The Use of Airspace

Oral evidence session: To be arranged.

Transport Security: Travelling without Fear

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking Crisis

Evidence Session: 3 November 2008

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

 

 

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

Pension, Disability and Carers Service

One-off oral evidence session announced.

Deadline for submissions 17th November 2008

Valuing and supporting carers

Report published 29 August 2008: Awaiting Government response

 
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