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Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th January 2010

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 27 January 2010

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Broadband Speed

Report in preparation

Exporting out of recession

Report in preparation

Motor sport and aerospace industry

Oral evidence in progress

Ofcom Annual Plan 2009-10

Oral evidence session concluded

PubCos: Follow-up

Report in preparation

Risk and Reward: Creating a Higher Value-Added Economy

Report in preparation

The Work of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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

NEETS

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 25 January 2010

Ofsted inspection of Children's Services

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 January 2010

Public Expenditure

One off oral evidence concluded

School accountability

Report published 7 January 2010

Sure Start Children's Centres

Oral evidence concluded

Teacher Training

Report in preparation

21st Century Schools White Paper

One off oral evidence concluded

Oral and written evidence published

Work of the Committee in 2008-09

Report published 13 January 2010



Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Beyond Decent Homes: decent housing standards post 2010

Oral evidence concluded

Departmental Annual Report 2009

Inquiry announced

Fire Control Programme

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Planning policy Statement 6 (Town Centres)

Report in preparation

Preventing Violent Extremism

Oral evidence in progress

Work of the Government Equalities Office

One off oral evidence announced

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

Report in preparation

The Future for Local and Regional Media

Oral evidence in progress

The Ofcom Annual Plan 2009-10

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Afghanistan

One off oral evidence session 9 February 2010

Defence Equipment

Report in preparation

Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09

Report in preparation

The Comprehensive Approach

Report in preparation

The contribution of ISTAR to operations

Report in preparation

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

Oral evidence concluded

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Low carbon technologies in a green economy

Oral evidence in progress

Project Discovery; and the prospect for domestic prices

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Proposals for National Policy Statements on Energy

Oral evidence in progress

Scrutiny of the proposals for Energy National Policy Statements, Energy

Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions closed

Severn estuary tidal project options

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 session 19 January 2010

Air Quality

Oral evidence in progress

Carbon Budgets

Report published 11 January 2010

DEFRA's food strategy

One off oral evidence session announced


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

Report in preparation

Notifiable Animal Diseases Observatory

Continuing scrutiny

The National Forest

Oral evidence in progress

Waste Strategy for England

Re[port published 19 January 2010

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Scrutiny related issues and meeting of the European Council

One off oral evidence concluded

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC World Service

Report in preparation

British Council

Report in preparation

Developments in the European Union

Ongoing inquiry

FCO Annual report 2008-09

Report in preparation

Global Security: UK/US Relations

Oral evidence in progress


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Alcohol

Report published 8 January 2010

Commissioning

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 28 January 2010

Public expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2009

Oral evidence in progress

Next oral evidence session 21 January 2010

Social Care

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation



Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Counter-Terrorism

Oral evidence in progress

Police Service Strength

Report in preparation

The Cocaine Trade

Oral evidence in progress

The Government's Approach to Crime Prevention

Inquiry announced

Next oral evidence session 12 January 2010

The right of Gurkhas to settle in the UK

Report in preparation

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID's Annual Report 2009

Report in preparation

DFID's Assistance to Zimbabwe

Inquiry announced

Deadline for written submissions closed

DFID's Programme in Bangladesh

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

DFID's Programme in Nepal

Inquiry announced

Next oral evidence session 28 January 2010




Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Counter-terrorism policy and human rights

Report in preparation

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Report in preparation

Human Rights Judgments: Monitoring the Governments Response to Human Rights Judgments, Annual Report 2009

Report in preparation

The work of the Human Rights Minister

Oral evidence in progress

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Report in preparation

Crown Dependencies

Inquiry announced

Justice Issues in Europe

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 January 2010

Justice Reinvestment

Report published 14 January 2010

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Civil Law Reform Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 January 2010

The Work of the Ministry of Justice

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

Report in preparation

Omagh: a decade after the bombing

Oral evidence in progress

Television Broadcasting

Report in preparation

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Timetabling of business

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submissions closed

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Accident and Emergency admissions - major traumas

One off oral evidence session 22 March 2010

Bank Recapitalisation and Liquidity

Report in preparation

Contracting for Highways Maintenance

Report published 7 January 2010

Dealing with the tax obligations of older people

Report in preparation

Defence Medical Services

One off oral evidence session 3 March 2010

Dementia follow-up

One off oral evidence session 25 January 2010

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

Report in preparation

Equality and Human Rights Commission Accounts

Report in preparation

Foreign and Commonwealth Office estate

One off oral evidence session 1 March 2010

Helping over-indebted consumers

One off oral evidence session 15 March 2010

HMRC Standard Report

Report in preparation

HM Revenue and Customs: Telephone enquiries

One off oral evidence session 22 February 2010

National Chlamydia Screening

Report in preparation

Promoting Participation with the Historic Environment

Report published 12 January 2010

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

Report in preparation

Regenerating the English coalfields

Report in preparation

Renewal of the BBC Estate

One off oral evidence session 17 March 2010

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Report in preparation

Stroke follow-up

One off oral evidence session 24 February 2010

The procurement of legal aid in England and Wales by the Legal Services Commission

Report in preparation

Train to Gain

Report in preparation

2012 Olympics and Paralympics

One off oral evidence session 8 March 2010

Venture capital support to small businesses

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Executive pay in the Public Sector

Report published 21 December

Ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament

Report in preparation

Outside appointments in the Senior Civil Service

Report in preparation

Public Administration and the Fiscal Squeeze

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 21 January 2010

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.

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committee: London

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

London's population and the 2011 census

Written evidence invited

Regional Committee: North East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Corus and job losses in the North East

Inquiry announced

Written evidence invited

The steel industry

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committee: North West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Future of the Nuclear Industry in the North West

Inquiry announced

Written evidence invited

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

Housing in the South East

Written evidence invited


Regional Committee: South West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Transport in the South West

Report in preparation

Regional Committee: West Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Report in preparation

Regional Committee: Yorkshire and The Humber

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Work of Yorkshire Forward

Report in preparation

Regulatory Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Reform Orders

Continuing scrutiny

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bioengineering

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 January 2010

Evidence Check: Homeopathy

Oral evidence concluded

Evidence Check: Literacy Interventions

Report in preparation

Impact of spending cuts on SET and scientific research

Inquiry announced

Regulation of Geoengineering

Oral evidence concluded

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

One off oral evidence session concluded

Technology Strategy Board

Oral evidence concluded

The Work of the UK Research Councils

One-off oral evidence session

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking in Scotland

Oral evidence concluded

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 January 2010

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 to be published 21 January

National Policy Statement on Ports

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 20 January 2010

Performance of the Department for Transport

Report in preparation

Priorities for Investment in the Railways

Report in preparation

The impact of flooding on bridges and other transport infrastructure in Cumbria

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 19 January 2010

The major road network

Report in preparation

The new European Motorcycle

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation




Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Credit Searches

Report published 22 December 2009

Financial Institutions - too important to fail

Inquiry announced

Next evidence session 19 January 2010

UK Financial Investments Ltd

Oral evidence concluded

Walker Report

Oral evidence concluded

Women in the City

Report in preparation


Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Departmental Annual Reports

Oral evidence in progress

Management of the Crown estate

Inquiry announced

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border services for Wales: follow-up

Oral evidence concluded

Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Education) Order 2010

Oral evidence in progress

Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Local Government) Order 2009

Report published 12 January 2010

Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing and Local Government) Order 2010

Oral evidence in progress

Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Transport) Order 2010

Oral evidence in progress

Wales and Whitehall

Oral evidence in progress

Welsh prisoners in the prison estate: follow-up

Report in preparation

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Decision making and appeals in the benefit system

Report in preparation

Local Housing Allowance

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 3 February 2010

Management and administration of contracted employment programmes

Report in preparation

 
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