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Weekly Information Bulletin: 25th April 2009
Select Committees are set up to examine the work of Government Departments, and now constitute the main investigatory system by which the House overseas the exercise of Government responsibilities and the development of public policy and expenditure.
The following information on Select Committees is available on the Parliament website:
Select Committee membership: www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/selmem.cfm
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For further information on Select Committees see HCIO Factsheet P2 produced by the House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.
Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments:
Lord Clinton-Davis appointed
Daniel Kawczynski discharged and Mr Douglas Hogg added
North East Regional Select Committee:
Mr David Clelland discharged and Mr Denis Murphy added.
Select Committee Meetings
|East Midlands Regional Committee|
Subject: East Midlands Development Agency; Regional Economic Strategy.
Witnesses: Jeff Moore, Chief Executive, Michael Carr, Executive Director of Business Services, Glenn Harris, Executive Director of Corporate Services, Diana Gillespie, Executive Director of Regeneration, and Anthony Payne, Executive Director of Strategy and Communications, East Midlands Development Agency.
|2:15pm||County Council Chamber, Nottingham|
|Children, Schools and Families|
Subject: Teacher Training.
Witnesses: Association of School and College Leaders, Association of Teachers and Lecturers, National Association of Head Teachers, National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers, and National Union of Teachers.
|3:45pm||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Witnesses: Expert Panel: Robert Chote, Roger Bootle, John Whiting, Martin Weale.
|4:00pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: The National Assembly of Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language) Order 2009.
Witnesses: Alun Ffred Jones AM, Minister for Heritage, Welsh Assembly Government; Wayne David MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (at 5:00pm).
|4:05pm||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Building the Capacity of the Third Sector.
Witnesses: Mr Campbell Robb, Director General, Office of the Third Sector, Mr Matt Leach, Chief Executive, Capacitybuilders, and Mr Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive, Futurebuilders.
|4:30pm||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
Witnesses: Treasury Officials.
|9:45am||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House |
Subject: Themes and Trends in Regulatory Reform.
Witnesses: Tim Ambler, Senior Research Fellow, London Business School, Clive Davenport, Federation of Small Businesses, Alexander Ehmann, Institute of Directors and Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman, Risk and Regulation Advisory Council.
|10:05am||Committee Room 19, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: The role of carbon markets in preventing dangerous climate change.
Witnesses: EDF Energy; E.ON UK.
|10:20am||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: (i) Macpherson Report - 10 Years On (ii) Work of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Witnesses: (i) Doreen Lawrence, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust; Trevor Phillips, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission (at 11:00am) (ii) Sir Paul Stephenson QPM, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police (at 11:30am).
|10:30am||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Digital Inclusion in Wales.
Witnesses: Leighton Andrews AM, Deputy Minister for Regeneration, Welsh Assembly Government; Citizens Online, Federation of Small Businesses, and Broadband Stakeholder Group (at 11:15am).
|10:30am||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Readiness and recuperation for the contingent tasks of today.
Witnesses: Rt. Hon John Hutton MP, Secretary of State for Defence.
|10:30am||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
|Culture, Media and Sport|
Subject: Press standards, privacy and libel.
Witnesses: Peter Hill, Editor, Daily Express.
|10:30am||Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster|
|Joint Committee on Human Rights*|
Subject: UN Convention Against Torture.
Witnesses: Mr Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan; Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law, University College London (at 2:30pm).
|1:45pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
|Energy and Climate Change|
Subject: Future of Britain's Electricity Networks.
Witnesses: Renewable Energy Association, Scottish Renewables, and British Wind Energy Association; Association of Electricity Producers (at 10:15am).
|9:15am||Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
|Innovation, Universities and Skills Sub-Committee|
Subject: Students and Universities.
Witnesses: John Harris, Higher Skills/Education Manager, SEMTA, John Crompton, CBI, and Mike Harris, Head of Education and Skills Policy, IOD, and Andrew Ramsay, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering Council UK; Panel of Students from various Universities (at 10:00am).
|9:15am||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
|Children, Schools and Families|
Subject: School Accountability.
Witnesses: Civitas, Policy Exchange, and Professor John MacBeath, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; Advisory Centre for Education, National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations, and National Governors' Association (at 10:30am).
|9:30am||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate.
Witnesses: Parliamentary Under-Secretaries, Departments for International Development and Energy & Climate Change.
|10:00am||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
Witnesses: Chancellor of the Exchequer.
|2:30pm||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Pre-appointment hearing with the Chairman Designate of the Office of Rail Regulation.
Witnesses: Anna Walker.
|2:45pm||Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Executive Pay in the Public Sector.
Witnesses: Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, Tony Travers, London School of Economics, David Clark, Director General, SOLACE and Ben Farrugia, The Taxpayers Alliance.
|10:00am||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
All public Select Committee meetings are webcast.
Select Committees marked with * will be taken by BBC Parliament
Please note: The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded, and the place altered without notice.
Committees which sit at short notice may not be included in this list.
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