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Weekly Information Bulletin: 17th October 2009

Select Committee: Current Inquiries


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

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Committee on Arms Export Controls

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

UK Strategic Export Controls

Report published 19 August

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Automotive Assistance Program

Report published 17 July

Broadband Speed

Oral evidence in progress

Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Report in preparation

Enterprise Finance Guarantee System

Report published 24 July

Exporting out of recession

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Motor sport and aerospace industry

Oral evidence in progress

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 published 6 October

Allegations against School Staff

Report published 16 July

Child Health Strategy

Oral evidence concluded

Elective Home Education

Oral evidence in progress

National Curriculum Tests

Report published 23 July

Public Expenditure

One off oral evidence session 21 October

School accountability

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Sure Start Children's Centres

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions closed

Teacher Training

Report in preparation

Training of Children and Families Social Workers

Report published 30 July

21st Century Schools White Paper

One off oral evidence session 21 October



Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Beyond Decent Homes: decent housing standards post 2010

Oral evidence in progress

Departmental Annual Report 2009

Inquiry announced

Need and impact: planning for town centres

Report published 25 July

Planning policy Statement 6 (Town Centres)

Report in preparation

Preventing Violent Extremism

Oral evidence in progress

Supporting People

Report in preparation

Traditional Retail Markets

Report published 23 July

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Commercial Operations: Further Report

Report published 23 September

Departmental Annual Report 2009 and the Responsibilities of the Secretary of State

One off oral evidence session announced

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 Equipment

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 13 November

First oral evidence session 1 December

Helicopter capability

Report published 16 July

Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 23 October

First oral evidence session 10 November

Readiness and recuperation for the contingent tasks of today

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 28 October

The Comprehensive Approach

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The contribution of ISTAR to operations

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Low carbon technologies in a green economy

Oral evidence in progress

Severn estuary tidal project options

One off oral evidence session announced

The future of Britain's Electricity Networks

Report in preparation

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Adapting to Climate Change

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions closed

Carbon Budgets

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 27 October

Green jobs and skills

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Greening Government

Report published 5 August


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

Dairy farmers of Britain

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 21 October

Draft Flood and Water Management Bill

Report published 23 September

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 to be published 22 July

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

Report published 21 July

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commission Communication: Driving European recovery

Oral evidence concluded

EU Accession: Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia

Oral evidence concluded

Ship-source pollution Directive and first reading agreements

Oral evidence concluded

Scrutiny related issues and meeting of the European Council

One off oral evidence session 28 October

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Ongoing inquiry

FCO Annual report 2008-09

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Global Security: Afghanistan and Pakistan

Report published 2 August

Global Security: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Report published 26 July

Global Security: UK/US Relations

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Human Rights Annual Report 2008

Report published 9 august


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Alcohol

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Commissioning

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Operating Framework for the NHS in England

Oral evidence concluded

Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2008

Oral evidence concluded



Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bogus Colleges

Report published 21 July

Home Office Response to Terrorist Attacks

Oral evidence in progress

Immigration Issues

Oral evidence concluded

Macpherson Report: Ten Years On

Report published 22 July

Managing Migration: Points-Based System

Report published 1 August

Policing football matches

Report published 19 July

The Cocaine Trade

Oral evidence in progress

The right of Gurkhas to settle in the UK

Report in preparation

The Work of Association of Chief Police Officers

of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO)

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

None

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID's Annual Report 2009

Oral evidence in progress

First oral evidence session 24 November

DFID's Programme in Bangladesh

Oral evidence in progress

First oral evidence session 20 October

DFID's Programme in Nigeria

Report to be published 23 October

HIV/AIDS: Progress on implementation of DFID's HIV/AIDS strategy

Oral evidence in progress

First oral evidence session 22 October

Urbanisation and Poverty

Report to be published 22 October


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 concluded

Report in preparation

Children's Rights

Report to be published 20 November

Policing and Protest

Report published 28 July

UK Legislation relating to Genocide, Torture and related offences

Report published 11 August

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

Report published 5 August

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Family Legal Aid Reform

Report published 15 July

Justice Issues in Europe

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submission closed

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

Northern Ireland Human Rights Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Omagh: Access to intelligence

Special Report published 14 July 2009

Omagh: 10 years on

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Policing and Justice in NI

One off oral evidence published 8 October

Television Broadcasting

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 October

The Consultative Group on the Past

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Election of the Speaker and Deputy Speakers

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Timetabling of business

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submissions closed

Written Parliamentary Questions

Report published 16 July

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Animal Health: Livestock and honeybees

Report published 14 July

Assessment of the Capability Reviews Programme

Report published 15 September

Bank Recapitalisation and Liquidity

One off oral evidence session 14 December

Building the Capacity of the Third Sector

Report published 16 July

Contracting for Highways Maintenance

One off oral evidence session 2 November

Dealing with the tax obligations of older people

One off oral evidence session 2 December

Dementia follow-up

One off oral evidence session 7 December

Department for transport: The failure of Metronet

One off oral evidence session 19 October

DWP: Management of Benefit Overpayment Debt

One off oral evidence session 28 October

DFID's Assistance to Malawi

One off oral evidence session 16 December

Equality and Human Rights Commission Accounts

One off oral evidence session 4 November

Financial management in the FCO

One off oral evidence session 21 October

Helping Government Learn/Innovation across Central Government

Report published 10 September

Home Office financial Management Report

Report to be published 27 October

HMRC: The Control and facilitation of imports

Report published 21 July

HMRC Standard Report

Report in preparation

Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists

Report to be published 22 October

Living accommodation for service families

Report to be published 20 October

Maintenance of the Prison Estate

Report in preparation

National Chlamydia Screening

One off oral evidence session 25 November

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

Report in preparation

Promoting Participation with the Historic Environment

One off oral evidence session 9 November

Post Office network

Report to be published 12 November

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

Report in preparation

Renewing the physical infrastructure of English further education colleges

Report published 28 July

Rheumatoid Arthritis

One off oral evidence session 23 November

Rural Payment Agency: Administration of the Single Payment Scheme

One off oral evidence session 26 October

Staying safe on-line

One off oral evidence session 30 November

Support for High Intensity operations

Report published 13 October

Supporting Carers to care

Report published 8 September

Supporting people with autism through adulthood

Report published 15 October

Tackling Healthcare associated infections in hospitals

Report to be published 10 November

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Programme

Report to be published 29 October

The National Offender Management Information System

Report to be published 3 November

The Warm Front Scheme

Report published 24 July

Train to Gain

One off oral evidence session 11 November

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Executive pay in the Public Sector

Report in preparation

Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall

Report published 10 August

Ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament

Inquiry announced

Next evidence session 22 October

Official Language

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Official Statistics

Oral evidence in progress

Outside appointments in the Senior Civil Service

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


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

Transport in the South West

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions closed

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

Deadline for submissions closed

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 concluded

Report to published 21 July

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Further Education College capital expenditure

Report published 17 July

Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research

Oral evidence concluded

Pre-appointment hearing with Chair-elect of the Science and Technology Facilities Council

Report published 21 July

Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy

Report to be published 23 July

Science Question Time

Oral evidence concluded

Setting the Scene on Science, Engineering and Technology issues across Government

One off oral evidence session concluded

Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Report published 29 July

Students and Universities

Report published 2 August

Technology Strategy Board

Oral evidence concluded

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Crisis in Scottish press industry

Report published 13 July

Dunfermline Building Society

Report published 30 July

Enforcement of the national Minimum Wage

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Scotland and the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Scotland Office Annual Report

One off oral evidence session concluded

Scottish transport links and the credit crunch

Oral evidence concluded

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Transport Annual Report 2008

Report in preparation

Priorities for Investment in the Railways

Oral evidence in progress

First oral evidence session 28 October

Rail fares and franchises

Report published 27 July

Taxes and charges on road users

Report published 24 July

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

Report published 24 August

The future of aviation

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The major road network

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The new European Motorcycle

Oral evidence in progress

Update on the London Underground and the public-private partnership (PPP) agreements

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed




Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Appointment of Adam Posen to the Monetary Policy Committee

Report published 20 July

Banking Crisis: Regulation and Supervision

Report published 31 July

Banking Crises: International Dimensions

Report published 24 July

Mortgage arrears and access to mortgage finance

Report published 8 August

Women in the City

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 21 October

Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Evaluating the efficiency programme

Report published 28 July

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border services for Wales: follow-up

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Digital Inclusion

Report published 4 August

English Language Broadcasting in Wales

Report published 22 July

Ports in Wales

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

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

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council relating to Domestic Fire Safety

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 10 November

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

Report published 28 July

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

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Provision of cross-border public services for Wales: Transport

Report published 17 July

Welsh prisoners in the prison estate: follow-up

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 10 November

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Child Poverty

One off oral evidence published 22 July

Fuel Poverty

One off evidence session concluded

Local housing Allowance

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 16 November

Tackling Pensioner Poverty in Great Britain

Report published 30 July

 
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