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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th February 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 concluded

Report in preparation

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Broadband Speed

Report published on 23 February

Company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 16 March

Further Education funding and the Skills Funding Agency

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Motor sport and aerospace industry

Report in preparation

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 concluded

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Early Years Funding Formula

Report in preparation

From Baker to Balls: the foundations of the education system

Inquiry announced

Evidence session on 8 March

Learning outside the classroom

One- off oral evidence session

Evidence session 3 March

NEETS

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session on 1 March

Ofsted inspection of Children's Services

Oral evidence in progress

Sure Start Children's Centres

Report in preparation

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

Oral evidence session concluded

The Gifted and Talented programme

One-off Oral evidence session concluded



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

Report in preparation

Housing and Planning

One-off oral evidence session

Planning policy Statement 6 (Town Centres)

Report in preparation

Preventing Violent Extremism

Report in preparation

Work of the Government Equalities Office

One off oral evidence concluded

Culture, Media & Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Channel 4 Annual Report

Report in preparation

London 2012 Games and Paralympic Games

Continuing scrutiny

London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Legacy

Oral evidence in progress

Press Standards, Privacy and Libel

Report published on 24 February

The Future for Local and Regional Media

Report in preparation

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Afghanistan

One off oral evidence concluded

Defence Equipment 2010

Report to be published on 4 March

Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09

Report published on 24 February

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 published 10 February

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Fuel Poverty

Inquiry announced

Oral evidence session 3 March

Low carbon technologies in a green economy

Report in preparation

Project Discovery; and the prospect for domestic prices

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Proposals for National Policy Statements on Energy

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The future of Britain's Electricity Networks

Report published on 23 February


Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Adapting to Climate Change

Oral evidence concluded

Air Quality

Oral evidence concluded

UK Financial Investments

Written evidence invited.

Deadline for submissions 26 February

One-off oral evidence session 9 March

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Dairy farmers of Britain

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

DEFRA Departmental Report 2009

Report in preparation

DEFRA science

One-off oral evidence session on 17 March

Notifiable Animal Diseases Observatory

Continuing scrutiny

The National Forest

Report in preparation

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Scrutiny related issues and meeting of the European Union

One off oral evidence concluded

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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 concluded

Global Security: UK/US Relations

Report in preparation


Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning

Report in Preparation

Public expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2009

Oral evidence concluded

Social Care

Report in preparation

The Responsibilities of Minister of State for Health

One-off oral evidence session concluded




Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Counter-Terrorism Measures in British Airports

Report in preparation

Follow-up to the Committee's Report on Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence

One-off oral evidence session on 9 March

Follow-up to the Gurkha inquiry

One-off oral evidence session on 9 March

Police Service Strength

Report in preparation

Shoot to Kill Policy

One-off oral evidence session on 2 March

The Cocaine Trade

Report to be published on 3 March

The Government's Approach to Crime Prevention

Report in preparation

The Home Office's Response to Terrorist Attacks

Report published on 2 February

The National DNA Database

Report in preparation

The work of the British Transport Police

One-off oral evidence session on 2 March

The work of the Independent Police Complaints Commission

One-off oral session announced

Evidence session 23 February

The work of the UK Border Agency

One-off oral evidence session on 2 March

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID's Annual Report 2009

Report in preparation

DFID's Assistance to Zimbabwe

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

DFID's Programme in Bangladesh

Report to be published on 4 March

DFID's Programme in Nepal

Report in preparation

Draft International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation




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

Legislative Scrutiny

Report on Digital Economy Bill published on 19 February

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional implications of electoral outcomes

One-off evidence session concluded

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Report in preparation

Crown Dependencies

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 2 March

Electoral Commission

One-off evidence Concluded

Justice Issues in Europe

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 2 March

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Civil Law Reform Bill

Oral evidence in progress

The work of the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Oral evidence concluded

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

Forensic Science

Report in preparation

Northern Ireland Human Rights Bill

Report in preparation

Omagh: a decade after the bombing

Report in preparation

Political Developments in Northern Ireland

One-off oral evidence session on 3 March

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Explanatory statements to amendments on bills

Report to be published on 2 March

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

Report in preparation

Dealing with the tax obligations of older people

Report published on 25 February

Defence Medical Services

One-off oral evidence session on 3 March

Dementia follow-up

Report in preparation

Department for Transport: The failure of Metronet

Report to be published on 2 March

DWP: Management of Benefit Overpayment Debt

One-off oral evidence report in preparation

Enforcement of Regulating Heavy Goods Vehicles

Report in preparation

Equality and Human Rights Commission Accounts

Report to be published on 4 March

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

Report in preparation

Major Projects Report 2009

Report in preparation

Major trauma care in England

One-off oral evidence session on 22 March

Ministry of Defence: Treating Injury and Illness arising on Military Operations

One-off oral evidence session on 3 March

National Chlamydia Screening

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Problem Drug Use

One-off oral evidence session on 10 March

Regenerating the English coalfields

Report in preparation

Renewal of the BBC Estate

One-off oral evidence session on 17 March

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Report published on 23 February

Stroke follow-up

Report in preparation

The Decent Homes Programme

Report in preparation

The management of short-term prison sentences

One-off oral evidence session on 24 March

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

Report published on 2 February

The Sale of the Government's interest in British Energy

Report in preparation

Venture capital support to small businesses

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament

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 concluded

Report in preparation

The Work of the Government Office for London

One-off evidence session concluded

Regional Committee: North East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Teesside Cast Products

Report to be published on 4 March

Regional Committee: North West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Future of the Nuclear Industry in the North West

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committee: South East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Housing in the South East

Oral evidence in progress


Regional Committee: South West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Transport in the South West

Report published on 26 February

Prospect of South West economy

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Regional Committee: West Midlands

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Advantage West Midlands Annual Report 2008-09

Report in preparation

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

Written evidence invited

Evidence session on 1 March

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 concluded

Evidence Check: Homeopathy

Report published 22 February

Impact of spending cuts on SET and scientific research

Oral evidence concluded

Principles applying to the treatment of independent scientific advice provided to government

Oral evidence concluded

Regulation of Geoengineering

Oral evidence concluded

The disclosure of climate data from the climate research unit at the University of East Anglia

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 1 March

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking in Scotland

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Scotland Office Annual Report

One off oral evidence session concluded

The Scotland Office White Paper and the recommendations of the Calman Commission

Report in preparation

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Mobility Scooters

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 3 March

National Policy Statement on Ports

Report in preparation

Performance of the Department for Transport

Report to be published on 4 March

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

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 17 March

The major road network

Report in preparation

The new European Motorcycle test

Report in preparation

Transport questions with the Secretary of State

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation




Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Audit and Accounting

One-off oral evidence concluded

Financial Institutions - too important to fail

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 2 March

The failure of the Presbyterian Mutual Society

Report published on 18 February

Royal Bank of Scotland, Northern Rock, Lloyds Banking Group

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Women in the City

Report in preparation


Treasury Sub-committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Departmental Annual Reports

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Management of the Crown estate

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 2 March

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border services for Wales: follow-up

Report in preparation

Digital Inclusion follow-up

One-off evidence session announced

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

Report published 9 February

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

Report to be published on 15 February

Wales and Whitehall

Oral evidence concluded

Welsh prisoners in the prison estate: follow-up

Report to be published on 3 March

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Decision making and appeals in the benefit system

Report published 9 February

Local Housing Allowance

Report in preparation

Management and administration of contracted employment programmes

Report in preparation

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and the Child Support Agency; Operational Improvement Plan

Report published on 24 February

 
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