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Weekly Information Bulletin
Weekly Information Bulletin: 17th October 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
Links to Select Committee home pages containing information on the work of the Select Committee and its publications:
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.
Membership announcements and changes:
Business and Enterprise Committee will now be known as Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee will now be known as Science and Technology Committee
Committee on Standards and Privileges:
Sir George Young discharged; Mr David Curry added
Mr Graham Brady, Mr Nigel Evans and Mr George Howarth added
Select Committee Meetings
West Midlands Regional Committee
|4:15pm||Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster|
|Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) *|
Witnesses: Damian Green MP.
|4:15pm||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: The failure of Metronet
Witnesses: Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, and Paul Collins, Head of Regional Transport London and South East, Department for Transport, and Chris Bolt, Arbiter for London Underground Public-Private Partnership agreements.
|4:30pm||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
|Communities and Local Government |
Subject: Departmental Annual Report 2009
Witnesses: Officials from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
|4:40pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
|9:45am||Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Green Jobs and Skills
Witnesses: Tim Balcon, Chief Executive, Energy and Utility Skills; Brian Berry, Director of External Affairs, and Richard Diment, Director General, Federation of Master Builders (at 11.10am).
|10:20am||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: The Cocaine Trade
Witnesses: Steve Rolles, Transform, and Professor McKeganey, Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Glasgow University; Mitch Winehouse, and Sarah Graham (at 11.15am).
|10:30am||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: The contribution of ISTAR to operations
Witnesses: Thales UK, Intellect, and General Dynamics; Brigadier Gordon Messenger DSO OBE, Commander, 3rd Commando Brigade Royal Marines, Air Commodore Stuart Atha DSO ADC, UK Air Component Commander, and Lt Col Andrew McInerney, Command Support Group, 3rd Commando Brigade Royal Marines, Ministry of Defence (at 11.15am).
|10:30am||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: DFID's programme in Bangladesh
Witnesses: Dr Naomi Hossain, Institute of Development Studies, and Professor David Hulme, Brooks World Poverty Institute; Women and Children First, Christian Aid and Professor Anthony Costello, Director of the Centre for International Health and Development, University College London (at 11.30am).
|10:30am||Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster|
|Business, Innovation and Skills|
Subject: Exporting out of recession
Witnesses: Adam Marshall, Director of Policy, British Chambers of Commerce, Mike Josypenko, Chairman, Sponsors' Alliance Andy Scott, Director of International and UK Operations, CBI, Gary Campkin, Head of International, CBI.
|10:30am||Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Speaker's Conference (on Parliamentary Representation)
Witnesses: Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister and Leader, The Labour Party, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Leader, The Conservative Party and Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Leader, The Liberal Democrats.
|10:30am||The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House|
|Culture, Media and Sport*|
Subject: Department for Culture, Media and Sport Annual Report 2009 and Responsibilities of the Secretary of State
Witnesses: Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State and Jonathan Stephens, Permanent Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
|11:00am||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
|Public Accounts Commission|
Subject: NAO's Strategy 2010-11 to 2012-13
Witnesses: Sir Andrew Likierman, Chairman, National Audit Office, and Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General.
|11:10am||Committee Room 7, Palace of Westminster|
|Joint Committee on Human Rights|
Subject: The work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Witnesses: Professor Kay Hampton, Professor Francesca Klug OBE, Sir Bert Massie CBE, and Ben Summerskill OBE.
|1:45pm||Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster|
Energy and Climate Change
|9:15am||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
|Children, Schools and Families*|
Subject: (i) Public Expenditure (ii) 21st Century Schools White Paper
Witnesses: Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State, and David Bell, Permanent Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families.
|9:30am||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
|Treasury Sub Committee|
Subject: Administration and expenditure of the Chancellor's departments, 2008-09
Witnesses: Debt Management Office; National Savings and Investments (at 3.15pm); Royal Mint (at 4.00pm).
|2:30pm||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Scrutiny of Diplomatic Appointment
Witnesses: Rt Hon Baroness Amos of Brondesbury.
|2:30pm||The Grimond Room, Portcullis House|
|Environment, Food and Rural Affairs|
Subject: Dairy Farmers of Britain
Witnesses: The Co-operative Group (at 3.00pm); Lord Grantchester, Chairman of the Dairy Farmers of Britain Board (at 4.00pm).
|3:00pm||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
Subject: Financial Management in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Witnesses: Sir Peter Ricketts KCB, Permanent Under Secretary, Mr Keith Luck, Director General of Finance and Mr Tim Gardner, Finance Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
|3:30pm||Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: HIV/AIDS: Progress on Implementation of DFID's HIV/AIDS Strategy
Witnesses: Interact Worldwide, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development; Mike Foster MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development (at 10.45am).
|9:45am||Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster|
Subject: Ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament
Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Adonis, Secretary of State, Department for Transport, Professor Lord Darzi of Denham KBE, and Admiral The Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office.
|10:00am||The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House|
Witnesses: Professor Gwyn Bevan, LSE, and British Medical Association; Gary Bellfield, interim Director-General of Commissioning and Systems Management, Department of Health, David Stout, Primary Care Trust Network, NHS Confederation, and Mark Britnell (at 11.15am).
|10:15am||The Wilson Room, Portcullis House|
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice]
All public select committee meetings are webcast
Select committees marked with * will be taken by BBC Parliament
Recorded information about forthcoming select and standing committee meetings over the next two sitting days is available on:[Tel 020 7219 2033]. Please note: The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded, and the place altered without notice and Committees which sit at short notice may not be included in this list.
|© Parliamentary copyright 2009||Prepared 17 October 2009|