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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st November 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

Strategic Export Controls

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 24 November

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Broadband Speed

Oral evidence in progress

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

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

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 1 December

Elective Home Education

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

NEETS

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 16 December

Public Expenditure

One off oral evidence concluded

School accountability

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Sure Start Children's Centres

Oral evidence in progress

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

Fire Control Programme

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 8 January 2010

Planning policy Statement 6 (Town Centres)

Report in preparation

Preventing Violent Extremism

Oral evidence in progress

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

One off oral evidence session concluded

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

First oral evidence session 1 December

Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09

Oral Evidence in progress

Next evidence session 24 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

Report in preparation

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 24 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

Scrutiny of the proposals for Energy National Policy Statements

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions 15 January 2010

Severn estuary tidal project options

One off oral evidence session completed

Report in preparation

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 concluded

Report in preparation


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

Report in preparation

DEFRA Departmental Report 2009

One off oral evidence session 2 December

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

BBC World Service

Oral evidence in progress

British Council

Oral evidence in progress

Developments in the European Union

Ongoing inquiry

Next evidence session 9 December

FCO Annual report 2008-09

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 9 December

Global Security: UK/US Relations

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 December


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 26 November



Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Detention of children in the immigration system

Report in preparation

E-borders

Report in preparation

Europol

Oral evidence concluded

Home Office Response to Terrorist Attacks

Oral evidence in progress

Immigration Issues

Oral evidence concluded

New Identity Commissioner

Inquiry announced

First oral evidence session 24 November

Role of the Home Secretary in relation to the US-UK Extradition Treaty

Oral evidence in progress

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)

Oral evidence concluded

Work of SOCA

Report published 18 November

Work of the UKBA

Report in preparation

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 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




Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Business and human rights

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Children's Rights

Report published 20 November

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 15 December

Retention, use and destruction of biometric data

Report published 12 November

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Justice Issues in Europe

Oral evidence in progress

Justice Reinvestment

Report in preparation

The work of the Crown Prosecution Service

Report in preparation

The Work of the Ministry of Justice

One off oral evidence session 24 November


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: a decade after the bombing

Oral evidence in progress

Television Broadcasting

Oral evidence in progress

The Consultative Group on the Past

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Timetabling of amendments by select committees

Report published 10 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

Report in preparation

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 30 November

Equality and Human Rights Commission Accounts

One off oral evidence session 2 December

HMRC Standard Report

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 published 3 November

Post Office network change programme

Report published 12 November

Promoting Participation with the Historic Environment

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Reducing Healthcare associated infections in hospitals

Report published 10 November

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

Train to Gain

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Executive pay in the Public Sector

Report in preparation

Ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

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 of England

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Global Economic Downturn

Written evidence published online

Regional Committee: East Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Share of funding received by the East Midlands region.

Inquiry announced;

Regional Committee: North East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Industry and Innovation in the North East of England

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Regional Committee: North West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Report published 19 November

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

Transport in the South West

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 concluded

Report in preparation

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

Reform Orders

Continuing scrutiny

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bioengineering

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 4 December

Evidence Check: Homeopathy

Oral evidence in progress

First evidence session 25 November

Evidence Check: Literacy Interventions

Oral evidence concluded

Regulation of Geoengineering

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 9 December

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

Next evidence session 25 November

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 closed

Scotland Office Annual Report

One off oral evidence session concluded

Scottish transport links and the credit crunch

Oral evidence concluded

Evidence published 11 November

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Department for Transport Annual Report 2008

Report in preparation

National Policy Statement on Ports

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 15 January 2010

Performance of the Department for Transport

Inquiry announced

Next evidence session 2 December

Priorities for Investment in the Railways

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 25 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 concluded

Report in preparation

Proposals for European Macro and Micro prudential Financial Regulation

Report published 16 November

UK Financial Investments Ltd

Oral evidence concluded

Walker Report

Oral evidence concluded

Women in the City

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation


Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Departmental Annual Reports

Oral evidence in progress

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border services for Wales: follow-up

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence sessions 23 & 26 November

Ports in Wales

Report published 6 November

Potential Benefits of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games for Wales

One off evidence session concluded

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

One off evidence session concluded

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

One off evidence session concluded

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

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 27 November

Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) Order 2009

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 24 November

Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) Order 2010

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 27 November.

Wales and Whitehall

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 7 December

Welsh prisoners in the prison estate: follow-up

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Decision making and appeals in the benefit system

Oral evidence in progress

DWP response to the economic downturn

Report published 17 November

Fuel Poverty

Report published 17 November

Local housing Allowance

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions closed

 
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