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Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th May 2009

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 2008-09 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.


Select Committee publications are available to view on the Parliament website:

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Further details of current Select Committee inquiries can also be found on the Parliament website:

www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/hoc_news4.cfm

Committee on Arms Export Controls

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Strategic Export Controls

Oral evidence concluded

Business and Enterprise Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Automotive Assistance Program

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 18 May

Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Report in preparation

Enterprise Finance Guarantee System

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions 22 May

Exporting out of recession

Oral evidence in progress

Post Offices - securing their future

Report in preparation

PubCos

Report published on 13 May

Work of the Department in the current economic crises

Oral evidence in progress

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Allegations against School Staff

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions

18 May

Child Health Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 May

Diversity of Schools Provision: Trust Schools

Oral evidence concluded

National Curriculum Tests

Oral evidence in progress

School accountability

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 May

Teacher Training

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 8 June

Training of Children and Families Social Workers

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 18 May

The work of Ofsted

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The Work of the Department for Children, Schools and Families

Oral evidence concluded

Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Local Authority Investments

Report in preparation

New Towns

Government Response published 7 May

Planning policy Statement 6

Oral evidence in progress

Supporting People

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions closed

The Balance of Power: Central and Local Government

Report to be published on 20 May

Traditional Retail Markets

Report in preparation

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

London 2012 Games and Paralympic Games

Continuing scrutiny

Press Standards, Privacy and Libel

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 19 May

The Future for Local and Regional Media

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions closed

The Licensing Act 2003

Report published on 14 May

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defence Support Group

Report in preparation

Helicopter capability

Oral evidence in progress;

First Evidence session on 19 May

MOD'S performance against expenditure plans

Report in preparation

Readiness and recuperation for the contingent tasks of today

Report in preparation

Russia: a new confrontation

Report in preparation

The Comprehensive Approach

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions closed

The work of the Service Complaints Commissioner

Report in preparation

UK national security and resilience

Report to be published on 18 May

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Low carbon technologies in a green economy

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions closed

The future of Britain's Electricity Networks

Oral evidence in progress

UK offshore oil and gas

Report in preparation

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Carbon Budgets

Deadline for submissions closed

First evidence session on 9 June

Green jobs and skills

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions 25 May

Greening Government

Oral evidence concluded

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation

Report in preparation

Reducing CO2 and other emissions from shipping

Report in preparation

The role of carbon markets in preventing dangerous climate change

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 2 June

The scientific basis for carbon reduction targets

Oral evidence concluded

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Flood and Water Management Bill

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions closed

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

Report in preparation

Flooding: the Government's response to Sir Michael Pitt's review

Report in preparation

Notifiable Animal Diseases Observatory

Continuing scrutiny

Ofwat's price review 2009

Oral evidence in progress

Securing food supplies up to 2050: the challenges for the UK

Oral evidence concluded

Waste Strategy for England 2007

Report in preparation

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commission Communication: Driving European recovery

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 3 June

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 17 June

Global Security: Afghanistan and Pakistan

Oral evidence in progress

Global Security: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 1 June

Global Security: Non-Proliferation

Report in preparation

Global Security: The Middle East

Oral evidence concluded

Human Rights Annual Report 2008

Oral evidence in progress

First evidence session 20 May


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Alcohol

Oral evidence in progres

Operating Framework for the NHS in England

Oral evidence in progress

Patient Safety

Report in preparation

Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2008

Oral evidence in progress

Top-up fees

Report published on 12 May



Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Human Trafficking

Report in preparation

Knife Crime

Report in preparation

Managing Migration: Points-Based System

Report in preparation

Policing of G20 Protests

Oral evidence concluded

Policing Process of Home Office leak inquiries

Report in preparation

The right of Gurkhas to settle in the UK

Report in preparation

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Project CONTEST: The Government's Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Business and human rights

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 3 June

Children's Rights

Report in progress

Counter-terrorism policy and human rights (CTP)

Continuing scrutiny

Immigration and Human Rights

Oral evidence in progress

Legislative Scrutiny

Continuing scrutiny

Policing and Protest

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 June

UK Legislation relating to Genocide, Torture and related offences

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session 19 May

UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT): allegations of abuse and mistreatment involving UK agents in Pakistan

Oral evidence concluded

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Pre-appointment hearing with Chair-elect of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Report in preparation

Pre-appointment hearing with Chair-elect of the Economic and Social Research Council

Report published on 12 May

Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 18 May

Science Question Time

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 18 May

Students and Universities

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 11 May

Subjects for Scrutiny: Have your say (First session: Capital investment for Further Education Colleges)

One-off evidence session on 20 May

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Aid Under Pressure: Support for Development Assistance in Global Economic Downturn (incorp: Financing for Development)

Report in preparation

DFID's Programme in Nigeria

Inquiry to be resumed

Deadline for submissions 22 May

Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate

Report in preparation

Urbanisation and Poverty

Oral evidence in progress

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Devolution: A Decade On

Report in preparation

Draft Sentencing Guidelines

Continuing scrutiny

Justice Issues in Europe

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submission 1 June

Justice Reinvestment

Report in preparation

Legal Services Board

Oral evidence concluded

The Role of the Prison Officer

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 19 May

The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Report in preparation


Liaison

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Matters relating to select committees

Continuing scrutiny

Modernisation of the House of Commons

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Recall and Dissolution

Awaiting Report

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border co-operation

Report in preparation

Northern Ireland Human Rights Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Omagh: 10 years on

Oral evidence in progress

Television Broadcasting

Oral evidence in progress

The Consultative Group on the Past

Oral evidence in progress

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Timetabling of business

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions on

24 June

Written Parliamentary Questions

Report in preparation

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Animal Health

Report in preparation

Assessment of the Capability Reviews Programme

One-off oral evidence session on 3 June

Building the Capacity of the Third Sector

Report in preparation

Building schools for the future

Report in preparation

Crown Courts Administration

Report in preparation

Data loss at HM Revenue and Customs

Report in preparation

DEFRA Single Payment Scheme: follow-up

Report in preparation

DoH/NHS: End of life care

Report published on 14 May

Financial Management in the NHS: Report on the NHS Summarised accounts 2007/08

Report in preparation

Helping Government Learn/Innovation across Central Government

One-off oral evidence session on 20 May

Home Office financial Management Report

One-off oral evidence session on 8 June

HMRC: The Control and facilitation of imports

Report in preparation

Leaving the Services

Report in preparation

Living accommodation for service families

Report in preparation

Maintaining the Occupied Royal Palaces

Report in preparation

Major Projects Report 2008

Report in preparation

Maintenance of the Prison Estate

One-off oral evidence session on 17 June

Management of Asylum Applications by the UK Border Agency

Report in preparation

Management of tax debt/EDS

Report in preparation

Managing change in operational PFI projects

Report in preparation

MoD: Renewal of the nuclear deterrent

Report in preparation

Natural England's Role in Improving the Condition of Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Report in preparation

Northern Rock

Report in preparation

Rail Franchising

Report in preparation

Pay modernisation in the NHS: Agenda for change

Report in preparation

Planning for Homes

Report in preparation

Post Offices

One-off oral evidence session on 29 June

Radio Production Efficiency at the BBC

Report in preparation

Road Safety

One-off oral evidence session on 10 June

Securing Host Nation Sporting Success in 2012

Report in preparation

Support for High Intensity operations

One-off oral evidence session on 22 June

Supporting Carers to care

One-off oral evidence session on 18 May

Supporting people with autism through adulthood

One-off oral evidence session on 15 June

Tackling Healthcare associated infections in hospitals

One-off oral evidence session on 24 June

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Programme

One-off oral evidence session on 1 June

The National Offender Management Information System

Report in preparation

The Warm Front Scheme

Report in preparation

Type 45 Destroyer

Report in preparation

Use of office property by government departments

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Charities & Public Benefit

Oral evidence concluded

Executive pay in the Public Sector

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 21 May

Good Government

Report in preparation

Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall

Report in preparation

Official Language

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions closed

Outside appointments in the Senior Civil Service

Oral evidence in progress

Regulatory Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Themes and Trends in Regulatory Reform

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 30 June

Regional Committees: East Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

East Midlands Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committees: East of England

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Impact of the Government's response to the Global Economic Downturn in the east of England Region

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions on 22 May

Regional Committees: North East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Industry and Innovation in the North East of England

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions on 15 May

Regional Committees: North West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The impact of the current economic situation on the North West and the Government's response

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions on 21 May

Regional Committees: South East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

South East Regional Committee inquiry into the South East England Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committees: South West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Impact of the Current economic situation on the South West and the Government's response

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions closed

Regional Committees: West Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The impact of the current economic and financial situation on businesses in the west Midlands Region

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committees: Yorkshire and The Humber

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Work of Yorkshire Forward

Inquiry announced; Deadline for written submissions closed

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Credit Unions in Scotland

Report to be published on 18 May

Crisis in Scottish press industry

Oral evidence concluded

Dunfermline Building Society

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence in session 20 May

Enforcement of the national Minimum Wage

Oral evidence conlcuded

Scotland and the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Scottish transport links and the credit crunch

Oral evidence concluded

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Transport Annual Report 2008

Report in preparation

Pre-appointment hearing with Anna Walker, Chairman Designate of the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Rail fares and franchises

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 17 June

Taxes and charges on road users

Report in preparation

The effects of adverse weather conditions on transport in the United Kingdom

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

The future of aviation

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 17 June

The major road network

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 May

Use of airspace

Report in preparation

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking Crises

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Banking Crises: International Dimensions

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions closed

Banking Crises: reforming corporate governance and pay in the City

Report published 15 May

Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Evaluating the efficiency programme

Oral evidence in progress

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Digital Inclusion

Oral evidence in progress

English Language Broadcasting in Wales

Written evidence invited:

Deadline for submissions closed

Ports in Wales

Written evidence invited;

Deadline for submissions closed

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council on Environment

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions 28 May

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed legislative competence Order in Council on the Welsh language

Oral evidence in progress

Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council: Dealing with Vulnerable Children

Inquiry announced; Deadline for submissions on

28 May

Provision of cross-border public services for Wales: Transport

Oral evidence concluded

The potential benefits of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics for Wales

Report in preparation

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Autumn Performance Review

Oral evidence concluded

DWPs' response to the economic downturn and the implications for welfare reform

Oral evidence concluded

Tackling Pensioner Poverty in Great Britain

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 20 May

 
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