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Weekly Information Bulletin: 31st October 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 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

None

Report published 19 August

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Broadband Speed

Oral evidence in progress

First evidence session 2 November

Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Report in preparation

Exporting out of recession

Oral evidence in progress

Motor sport and aerospace industry

Oral evidence in progress

Post Offices - securing their future

Special report published 19 October

Work of the Department in the current economic crises

Oral evidence in progress

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Child Health Strategy

Oral evidence concluded

Early Years Funding Formula

Oral evidence in progress

Elective Home Education

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Public Expenditure

One off oral evidence concluded

School accountability

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Sure Start Children's Centres

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 November

Teacher Training

Report in preparation

21st Century Schools White Paper

One off oral evidence concluded



Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Beyond Decent Homes: decent housing standards post 2010

Oral evidence in progress

Departmental Annual Report 2009

Inquiry announced

Planning policy Statement 6 (Town Centres)

Report in preparation

Preventing Violent Extremism

Oral evidence in progress

Supporting People

Report to be published 3 November

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09

Inquiry announced

First oral evidence session 10 November

Readiness and recuperation for the contingent tasks of today

Oral evidence in progress

The Comprehensive Approach

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The contribution of ISTAR to operations

Oral evidence concluded

The Green Paper and the readiness and recuperation of the Armed Forces

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 10 November

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department of Energy and Climate Change Annual Report

One off oral evidence session completed

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session1 December

Air Quality

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 14 December

Carbon Budgets

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Green jobs and skills

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 November


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

DEFRA Departmental Report 2009

One off oral evidence session 11 November

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

Report in preparation

Notifiable Animal Diseases Observatory

Continuing scrutiny

Pre-appointment hearing: Natural England

One off oral evidence session 25 November

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 published 29 October

Scrutiny related issues and meeting of the European Council

One off oral evidence concluded

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Ongoing inquiry

FCO Annual report 2008-09

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 4 November

Global Security: UK/US Relations

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 11 November


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Alcohol

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Commissioning

Oral evidence in progress

Operating Framework for the NHS in England

Oral evidence concluded

Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2008

Oral evidence concluded

Social Care

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 5 November



Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Home Office Response to Terrorist Attacks

Oral evidence in progress

Immigration Issues

Oral evidence concluded

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

Next oral evidence session 1 December

DFID's Programme in Nigeria

Report published 23 October

DFID's Programme in Nepal

Inquiry announced

First evidence session 15 December

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

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Urbanisation and Poverty

Report published 22 October




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

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Justice Issues in Europe

Oral evidence in progress

First evidence session 3 November

Justice Reinvestment

Report in preparation

The Role of the Prison Officer

Report to be published 3 November

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

Report in preparation

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Northern Ireland Human Rights Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Omagh: 10 years on

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Television Broadcasting

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 4 November

The Consultative Group on the Past

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Election of the Speaker and Deputy Speakers

Report to be published 2 November

Timetabling of business

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submissions closed

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bank Recapitalisation and Liquidity

One off oral evidence session 14 December

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

Report in preparation

DWP: Management of Benefit Overpayment Debt

One off oral evidence report in preparation

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 published 27 October

Home Office financial Management Report

Report published 27 October

HMRC Standard Report

Report in preparation

Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists

Report published 22 October

Living accommodation for service families

Report published 20 October

Maintenance of the Prison Estate

Report to be published 5 November

National Chlamydia Screening

One off oral evidence session 25 November

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

Report to be published 3 November

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis

One off oral evidence session 23 November

Rural Payment Agency: Administration of the Single Payment Scheme

One off oral evidence session report in preparation

Staying safe on-line

One off oral evidence session 30 November

Tackling Healthcare associated infections in hospitals

Report to be published 10 November

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's Programme

Report published 29 October

The National Offender Management Information System

Report to be published 3 November

Train to Gain

One off oral evidence session 11 November

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Executive pay in the Public Sector

Report in preparation

Ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 10 November

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

Draft Legislative Reform (Revocation of Prescribed Form of Penalty Notice for Disorderly Behaviour) Order 2009

Laid 21 October

Draft Legislative Reform (insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009

Laid 29 October

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Evidence Check: :literacy Interventions

Inquiry announced

First evidence session 4 November

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

One off oral evidence session concluded

Technology Strategy Board

Oral evidence concluded

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Enforcement of the national Minimum Wage

Report published 26 October

Scotland and the European Union

Oral evidence in progress

Scotland and the UK: co-operation and communication between Governments

Inquiry announced

Written evidence invited

Scotland and the UK

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 12 November

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

Next evidence session 11 November

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

Credit Searches

Oral evidence in progress

Proposals for European Macro and Micro prudential Financial Regulation

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 3 November

UK Financial Investments Ltd

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 4 November

Walker Report

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 3 November

Women in the City

Oral evidence in progress


Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

None

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border services for Wales: follow-up

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Ports in Wales

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Potential Benefits of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games for Wales

One off evidence session 3 November

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 relating to Mental Health

Report published 30 October

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Proposed Legislative Competence Order in Council on Education relating to School Governance

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 27 November

Welsh prisoners in the prison estate: follow-up

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 10 November

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Fuel Poverty

One off evidence session concluded

Local housing Allowance

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 16 November

 
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