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Weekly Information Bulletin: 23rd 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:

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/select.htm

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

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

The Work of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Oral evidence in progress

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Early Years Funding Formula

Report in preparation

NEETS

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 25 January

Ofsted inspection of Children's Services

Oral evidence in progress

Public Expenditure

One off oral evidence concluded

Sure Start Children's Centres

Report in preparation

Teacher Training

Report in preparation

Teaching of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Inquiry announced

Evidence session on 25 January

The Gifted and Talented programme

One-off oral evidence session

Evidence session on 1 February



Communities & Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Beyond Decent Homes: decent housing standards post 2010

Report in preparation

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

Olympics Legacy

Inquiry announced

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 on 9 February

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

Report in preparation

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Fuel Poverty

Inquiry announced

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

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 on 26 January

Air Quality

Oral evidence in progress

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

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 10 February

DEFRA Departmental Report 2009

Report in preparation

Notifiable Animal Diseases Observatory

Continuing scrutiny

The National Forest

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 27 January

Waste Strategy for England

Report published on 19 January

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Scrutiny related issues and meeting of the European Union

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

Oral evidence in progress

FCO Annual report 2008-09

Report in preparation

Global Security: Afghanistan and Pakistan

One-off oral evidence session

Evidence session on 24 February

Global Security: UK/US Relations

Report in preparation


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 28 January

Public expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2009

Oral evidence in progress

Social Care

Report in preparation



Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Counter-Terrorism Measures in British Airports

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 26 January

Police Service Strength

Report in preparation

The Cocaine Trade

Report in preparation

The Government's Approach to Crime Prevention

Oral evidence in progress

The Home Office's Response to Terrorist Attacks

Report in preparation

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID's Annual Report 2009

Report in preparation

DFID's Assistance to Zimbabwe

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 26 January

DFID's Programme in Bangladesh

Report in preparation

DFID's Programme in Nepal

Inquiry announced

Next evidence session on 28 January

Draft International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill

Inquiry announced; Written evidence invited

Deadline for submissions on 5 February




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

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Report in preparation

Crown Dependencies

Oral evidence in progress

Justice Issues in Europe

Oral evidence in progress

Justice Reinvestment

Report published on 14 January

Pre-appointment hearing: HM Inspector CPS

Report in preparation

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Civil Law Reform Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 26 January

The Work of the Ministry of Justice

Report in preparation


Liaison

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Matters relating to select committees

Continuing scrutiny

Rebuilding the House: Select Committee Issues

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Television Broadcasting

Report to be published on 26 January

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Timetabling of business

Inquiry announced;

Deadline for submissions closed

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

2012 Olympics and Paralympics

One-off oral evidence session on 8 March

Accident and Emergency admissions - major traumas

One-off oral evidence session on 22 March

Bank Recapitalisation and Liquidity

Report in preparation

BBC Major Events

One-off overall evidence session on 8 February

Dealing with the tax obligations of older people

Report in preparation

Defence Medical Services

One-off oral evidence session on 3 March

Dementia follow-up

One-off oral evidence session on 25 January

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 to be published on 26 January

Enforcement of Regulating Heavy Goods Vehicles

Report in preparation

Equality and Human Rights Commission Accounts

Report in preparation

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Estate

One-off oral evidence session on 1 March

Helping over-indebted consumers

One-off oral evidence session on 15 March

HMRC Standard Report

Report in preparation

HM Revenue and Customs estate private finance deal eight years on

Report in preparation

HM Revenue and Customs: Telephone enquiries

One-off oral evidence session on 22 February

Major Projects Report 2009

One-off oral evidence session on 27 January

National Chlamydia Screening

Report in preparation

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 on 17 March

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Report in preparation

Stroke follow-up

One-off oral evidence session on 24 February

The Decent Homes Programme

One-off evidence session on 1 February

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

Report in preparation

The Sale of the Government's interest in British Energy

One-off evidence session on 3 February

Train to Gain

Report to be published on 21 January

Young people's sexual health: National Chlamydia Screening Programme

Report to be published on 26 January

Venture capital support to small businesses

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

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.

Report in preparation

Regional Committee: London

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

London's population and the 2011 census

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 1 February

Regional Committee: North East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

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

Planning the Future: Housing and Economic Development in the West Midlands

Written evidence invited

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

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

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 on 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 published on 21 January

Mobility Scooters

Written evidence invited

National Policy Statement on Ports

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 27 January

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 closed

The major road network

Report in preparation

The new European Motorcycle test

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation




Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Financial Institutions - too important to fail

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 26 January

Royal Bank of Scotland, Northern Rock, Lloyds Banking Group

Inquiry announced

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 concluded

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

Oral evidence concluded

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

Oral evidence concluded

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

Management and administration of contracted employment programmes

Report in preparation

 
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