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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th June 2009

Select Committee: 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 Committee 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 concluded

Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Report in preparation

Enterprise Finance Guarantee System

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Report in preparation

Exporting out of recession

Oral evidence in progress

Post Offices - securing their future

Report in preparation

Work of the Department in the current economic crises

Oral evidence in progress

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Academies

One-off oral evidence session on 1 July

Allegations against School Staff

Oral evidence concluded

Child Health Strategy

Oral evidence concluded

National Curriculum Tests

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

School accountability

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 8 July

Teacher Training

Oral evidence concluded

Training of Children and Families Social Workers

Oral evidence concluded

The work of Ofsted

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation



Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Planning policy Statement 6

Report in preparation

Supporting People

Oral evidence in progress

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 concluded

Report in preparation

The Future for Local and Regional Media

Oral evidence in progress

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Defence Support Group

Report published 22 June

Helicopter capability

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 30 June

The contribution of ISTAR to operations

Deadline for written submissions closed

Evidence session 14 July

The work of the Service Complaints Commissioner

Report to be published 2 July

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Low carbon technologies in a green economy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 1 July

The future of Britain's Electricity Networks

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

UK offshore oil and gas

Report to be published 30 June

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Carbon Budgets

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 14 July

Green jobs and skills

Oral evidence in progress;

Next evidence session on 30 June

Greening Government

Report in preparation

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation

Report to be published 29 June


The role of carbon markets in preventing dangerous climate change

Report in preparation

The scientific basis for carbon reduction targets

Oral evidence concluded

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Flood and Water Management Bill

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

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Waste Strategy for England 2007

Report in preparation

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commission Communication: Driving European recovery

Oral evidence concluded

EU Accession: Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia

One-off oral evidence session on 2 July

Ship-source pollution Directive and first reading agreements

One-off oral evidence session on 1 July

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Report in preparation

Global Security: Afghanistan and Pakistan

Report in preparation

Global Security: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Global Security: Non-Proliferation

Report published 14 June

Human Rights Annual Report 2008

Report in preparation


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Alcohol

Oral evidence in progress;

Next evidence session on 2 July

Operating Framework for the NHS in England

Oral evidence concluded

Patient Safety

Report to be published 3 July

Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2008

Oral evidence concluded



Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bogus Colleges

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The Cocaine Trade

Oral evidence in progress;

Evidence session on 30 June

Immigration Issues

Oral evidence concluded

Managing Migration: Points-Based System

Report in preparation

Policing of G20 Protests

Report to be published 29 June

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

Report in preparation

Innovation, Universities, Science & Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Further Education College capital expenditure

Report in preparation

Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy

Report in preparation

Science Question Time

Oral evidence concluded

Sites of Special Scientific Interest

One-off evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Students and Universities

Report in preparation

The Future of Science Scrutiny

Special Report published 12 June

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID's Programme in Nigeria

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 30 June

Urbanisation and Poverty

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 1 July


Joint Committee on the Draft Bribery Bill

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Draft Bribery Bill

Oral evidence concluded



Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Business and human rights

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 30 June

Children's Rights

Report in preparation

Legislative Scrutiny

Continuing scrutiny

Policing and Protest

Oral evidence concluded

UK Legislation relating to Genocide, Torture and related offences

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 1 July

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

Oral evidence concluded

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 30 June

Draft Sentencing Guidelines

Continuing scrutiny

Next evidence session on 30 June

Family Law

One-off oral evidence concluded

Justice Issues in Europe

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submission 10 July

Justice Reinvestment

Report in preparation

The Role of the Prison Officer

Report in preparation

The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Report in preparation


Liaison

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Matters relating to select committee

Continuing scrutiny

Modernisation of the House of Commons

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Recall and Dissolution

Report in preparation

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border co-operation

Report published 18 June

Northern Ireland Human Rights Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 1 July

Omagh: 10 years on

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 8 July

Television Broadcasting

Oral evidence in progress

The Consultative Group on the Past

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 24 June

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Timetabling of business

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submissions on closed

Written Parliamentary Questions

Report in preparation

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Animal Health

Report in preparation

Assessment of the Capability Reviews Programme

Report in preparation

Building the Capacity of the Third Sector

Report in preparation

Crown Courts Administration

Report in preparation

Helping Government Learn/Innovation across Central Government

Report in preparation

Home Office financial Management Report

Report in preparation

HMRC: The Control and facilitation of imports

Report in preparation

Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists

Report in preparation

Living accommodation for service families

Report in preparation

Maintenance of the Prison Estate

One-off oral evidence session 17 June

Management of Asylum Applications by the UK Border Agency

Report published 16 June

National Offender Management Service: Maintenance of the Prison Estate in England and Wales

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Northern Rock

Report published on 25 June

Pay modernisation in the NHS: Agenda for change

Report published 18 June

Planning for Homes

Report in preparation

Post Offices

One-off oral evidence session on 29 June

Protecting consumers? Removing retail price controls - Postcomm follow-up

Report in preparation

Reducing alcohol-related harm follow up

POSTPONED

Renewing the physical infrastructure of English further education colleges

Report in preparation

Support for High Intensity operations

One-off oral evidence session on 8 July

Supporting Carers to care

Report in preparation

Supporting people with autism through adulthood

Report in preparation

Tackling Healthcare associated infections in hospitals

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Report in preparation

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Programme

Report in preparation

The National Offender Management Information System

Report in preparation

The Warm Front Scheme

Report in preparation

Type 45 Destroyer

Report published 23 June

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Executive pay in the Public Sector

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Report in preparation

Good Government

Report published 18 June

Iraq Inquiry

Report published 18 June

Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall

Report published 18 June

Official Language

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 9 July

Official Statistics

Oral evidence in progress

Outside appointments in the Senior Civil Service

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Regional Committee: East Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

East Midlands Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committee: 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 closed

Regional Committee: North East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Industry and Innovation in the North East of England

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committee: 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 closed

Regional Committee: 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

Transport in the South West

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions 16 July


Regional Committee: South West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committee: 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

The effects of the economic downturn on the people of the West Midlands

Written evidence invited

Closing date for submissions 21 July

Regional Committee: Yorkshire and The Humber

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Work of Yorkshire Forward

Oral evidence in progress

Regulatory Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Themes and Trends in Regulatory Reform

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 7 July

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Crisis in Scottish press industry

Oral evidence concluded

Dunfermline Building Society

Oral evidence in progress

Enforcement of the national Minimum Wage

Oral evidence concluded

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

Rail fares and franchises

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Taxes and charges on road users

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 1 July

The major road network

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 8 July

Use of airspace

Report in preparation




Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking Crisis: Regulation and Supervision

One-off evidence session on 1 July

Banking Crises: International Dimensions

Oral evidence concluded

Mortgage arrears and access to mortgage finance

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 July

Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Evaluating the efficiency programme

Oral evidence in progress

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Digital Inclusion

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

English Language Broadcasting in Wales

Report in preparation

Ports in Wales

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 30 June

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 2 July

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council relating to Mental Health

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 2 July

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

Report in preparation

Provision of cross-border public services for Wales: Transport

Report in preparation

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Child Poverty

One off oral evidence session concluded

Fuel Poverty

One off evidence session concluded

Health and Safety Executive

One of evidence session concluded

Tackling Pensioner Poverty in Great Britain

Oral evidence concluded

 
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