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Weekly Information Bulletin: 29th 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

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 to be published 21 November 2008

Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Oral evidence in progress.

Departmental Annual Report 2007-08

Oral evidence with Lord Mandelson on 21 October

Report published 25 November

Energy Prices

Government response published 10 October 2008. Next oral evidence session 24 and 25 November 2008

The Insolvency Service

Inquiry announced. Written evidence invited

PubCos

Oral evidence session 9 December

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

Report to be published on Friday 5 December

Diversity of School Provision: Faith Schools

Oral evidence in progress

Diversity of School Provision: Links between independent and maintained schools

Oral evidence in progress

Diversity of Schools Provision: Trust Schools

Oral evidence in progress

Early Years Foundation Stage

One-off evidence completed

Learning and Skills Council

Oral evidence published on 25 November

Looked-after Children

Oral evidence in progress

National Curriculum

Oral evidence concluded 24 November; draft Report awaited

Public Expenditure

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Social Mobility

One-off evidence concluded

Teacher Training

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions of written evidence is noon on Monday 2 February 2009

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

Housing and the Credit Crunch

Oral evidence session 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

BBC Annual Report 2007-08

One-off oral evidence session concluded. Report in preparation

Channel 4 Annual Report for 2007

Oral evidence concluded. Report in preparation

Commercial Operations of the BBC

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 10 December

Press Standards, Privacy and Libel

Written evidence invited - deadline 14 January 2009

The Licensing Act 2003

Oral evidence concluded

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defence Equipment

Inquiry announced.

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 budgets

One off evidence session 16 December 2008

Climate change and local, regional and devolved government

Report published 28 July 2008 Government Response published 19 November 2008

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

Inquiry announced

First evidence Session 9 December 2008

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

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Making Government operations more sustainable: A progress report

Report published 14 July 2008. Government Response published 18 November 2008

Reducing CO2 and other emissions from shipping

Oral evidence concluded 25 November 2008

The scientific basis for carbon reduction targets

Oral evidence concluded 26 November 2008

 

Environmental Audit Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Environmental Labelling

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

 

 

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defra science

Invitation to help frame inquiry

Energy efficiency and fuel poverty (HC 1099, Session 2007-08 - publication of written evidence)

Oral evidence sessions announced on 8, 10 and 15 December 2008

The English Pig Industry

Oral evidence in progress.

Waste Strategy for England 2007

Oral evidence concluded; report in preparation

 

 

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

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Volume of written and oral evidence published 26 November 2008 (HC 713-i)

FCO Annual Report

Oral evidence in progress

Global Security: Afghanistan

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions 23 January

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

Report in preparation. Written evidence published 3 April 2008

NHS Next Stage Review

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Our NHS our future

Oral evidence concluded

Patient Safety

Oral evidence in progress. Written evidence published 30 October 2008 (HC 1137)

Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2008

Oral evidence in progress

Oral evidence session 11 December

The responsibilities of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Services

Oral evidence published 30 October 2008 (HC 832-i)

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Citizenship & Immigration Bill

Inquiry announced

Human Trafficking

Oral evidence in progress

Immigration Issues

One-off oral evidence session announced

Knife Crime

Oral evidence in progress. Next evidence session 25 November 2008

Managing Migration: Points-Based System

Oral evidence in progress

Monitoring of UK Border Agency

Oral evidence concluded

Police and the Media

Awaiting report

The rights of Gurkhas to settle in the UK

Oral evidence concluded

Wheel Clamping on Private Land

Inquiry announced

The work of the Home Office

Oral evidence concluded

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

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Apprenticeships Bill -

Pre-legislative scrutiny

Report to be published 5 December

Engineering (incorporating Plastic Electronics & Nuclear case studies)

Oral evidence in progress

Formation of DIUS

One-off oral evidence session 16 January

Higher Education Issues

One-off oral evidence session 28 November

Introductory hearing with the Government Chief Scientific Adviser designate

One-off oral evidence session

12 December

Role of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser

One-off oral evidence session 5 December

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills Sub-Committees

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

After Leitch: implementing skills and training policies

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Biosecurity in UK research laboratories

Government response received

and published on the Committee's website

Special Report to be published on 27 November

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

Oral evidence concluded: Report to be published 30 November

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

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: Joint Committee 32nd Report of 2007-08 to be published 24 November 2008

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Carter (Legal Aid) follow up and Crown Dependencies

One-off oral evidence session announced

Next evidence session 10 December

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

Next evidence session 9 December

The Role of the Prison Officer

Inquiry announced

Written evidence invited

Deadline 14 January 2009

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

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 2008

DoH/NHS: End of life care

One-off oral evidence session announced

17 December 2008

Independent Police Complaints Commission

One-off oral evidence session announced

24 November 2008

Leaving the Services

Report in preparation

Managing change in operational PFI projects

Report in preparation

Primary Schools: teaching mathematics

One-off oral evidence session announced

8 December 2008

Prison procurement

One-off oral evidence session announced

10 December 2008

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

Good Government

Oral evidence in progress

Lobbying

Oral evidence concluded: Report in preparation

Public Services and the Third Sector: Rhetoric and Reality

Report published 9 July Government response received 24 November

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

Select Committee on Statutory Instruments

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Business under Standing Order No 151(10)

Continuing scrutiny: Select Committee 6th Report of 2007-08 to be published 24 November 2008

 

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Transport Annual Report 2008

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Report in preparation

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

2nd oral evidence session announced. Next oral evidence session 10 December 2008

Network Rail engineering delays over the new year period

Oral evidence concluded: report in preparation

The major road network

Call for evidence announced. Call for evidence closes 14 January 2009

Road Safety

Oral evidence concluded: report in preparation

School Travel

Oral evidence to conclude 26 November; report in preparation

Taxes and charges on road users

Oral evidence in progress

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

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

Digital Inclusion in Wales

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions 23 January

Inquiry into the potential benefits of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics for Wales

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions 18 December

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

Final evidence session 10 December 2008

Pension, Disability and Carers Service

One-off Oral evidence session 17th December 2008

 
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