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Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th March 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 concluded

Report in preparation

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 16 March

Full speed ahead: maintaining UK excellence in motor sport and aerospace

Report to be published on 22 March

Further Education funding and the Skills Funding Agency

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Motor sport and aerospace industry

Report in preparation

PubCos: Follow-up

Report published on 4 March

The Work of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Oral evidence concluded

Children, Schools and Families

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Early Years Single Funding Formula

Report in preparation

From Baker to Balls: the foundations of the education system

Oral evidence concluded

Learning outside the classroom

Report in preparation

NEETS

Report in preparation

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

Report published on 5 March

Fire Control Programme

Report in preparation

Housing and Planning

One-off oral evidence session on 15 March

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

BBC Annual Report 2008-09

Report in preparation

Channel 4 Annual Report

Report to be published on 15 March

London 2012 Games and Paralympic Games: Legacy

Oral evidence in progress

Evidence session on 17 March

The Future for Local and Regional Media

Report in preparation

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Afghanistan

One off oral evidence concluded

Defence Equipment 2010

Report published on 4 March

The Comprehensive Approach

Report to be published on 18 March

The contribution of ISTAR to operations

Report in preparation

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Fuel Poverty

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Low carbon technologies in a green economy

Report in preparation

Proposals for National Policy Statements on Energy

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation


Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Adapting to Climate Change

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Air Quality

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

International Climate Change Negotiations

One-off oral evidence session concluded

UK Financial Investments

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Dairy farmers of Britain

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 future developments in European Union

Oral evidence concluded

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in the European Union

Oral evidence concluded

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 published on12 March

The use of overseas doctors in providing out-of-hours services

One-off 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 concluded

Follow-up to the Gurkha inquiry

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Police Service Strength

Report in preparation

Shoot to Kill Policy

One-off oral evidence session announced

The Cocaine Trade

Report published on 3 March

The Government's Approach to Crime Prevention

Report in preparation

The National DNA Database

Report published on 8 March

The work of the British Transport Police

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The work of the Independent Police Complaints Commission

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The work of the Metropolitan Police

One-off oral evidence session on 16 March

The work of the UK Border Agency

One-off oral evidence session concluded

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID's Annual Report 2009

Report published on 11 March

DFID's Assistance to Zimbabwe

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

DFID's Programme in Bangladesh

Report published on 3 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 to be published on15 March

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 12 March

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional implications of electoral outcomes

One-off evidence session concluded

Constitutional Reform and Renewal

Report in preparation

Crown Dependencies

Report in preparation

Draft Sentencing Guidelines

Continuing Scrutiny

Electoral Commission

Report in preparation

Justice Issues in Europe

Report in preparation

Ministry of Justice: Departmental Annual Report 2008-09

Report in preparation

Pre-appointment hearing: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

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

Oral evidence concluded


Liaison

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Matters relating to Select Committees

Continuing scrutiny

The Work of Committees in Session 2008-09

Report to be published on16 March

Modernisation of the House of Commons

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Recall and Dissolution

Report in preparation

Northern Ireland Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Forensic Science

Report published on 5 March

Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

Report in preparation

The Omagh Bombing: Some remaining questions

Report to be published on 16 March

Political Developments in Northern Ireland

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Progress towards Devolution during the 2005 Parliament

Report in preparation

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Explanatory statements to amendments on bills

Report published on 2 March

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 on 22 March

Bank Recapitalisation and Liquidity

Report in preparation

The BBC's management of it coverage of major sporting and music events

Report in preparation

DWP: Management of Benefit Overpayment Debt

Report to be published on 17 March

Enforcement of Regulating Heavy Goods Vehicles

Report in preparation

Adapting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's global estate to the modern world

Report in preparation

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: Handling telephone enquiries

Report in preparation

Improving Dementia Services in England - an Interim Report

Report to be published on16 March

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

Report in preparation

National Chlamydia Screening

Report in preparation

Preparation for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games; progress Report February 2010

Report in preparation

Progress in improving stroke care

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Regenerating the English coalfields

Report published on 10 March

The BBC's management of three major estate projects

One-off oral evidence session on 17 March

Tackling Problem Drug Use

Report in preparation

The Decent Homes Programme

Report to be published on 18 March

The management of short-term prison sentences

One-off oral evidence session on 24 March

The Sale of the Government's interest in British Energy

Report in preparation

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Enforcement of regulations on commercial vehicles

Report published on 11 March

Venture capital support to small businesses

Report published on 9 March

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Goats and Tsars: Ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament

Report published on 11 March

Public Administration and the Fiscal Squeeze

Oral evidence concluded

Reform Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Rebuilding the House: Implementation

Report to be published 15 March

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 published on 8 March

Regional Committee: North West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Future of the Nuclear Industry in the North West

Oral evidence concluded

Regional Committee: South East

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Housing in the South East

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation


Regional Committee: South West

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Oral evidence in progress

Regional Committee: Yorkshire and The Humber

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Work of Yorkshire Forward

Report to be published on 16 March

Regulatory Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Reform Orders

Continuing scrutiny

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bioengineering

Oral evidence concluded

Impact of spending cuts on SET and scientific research

Oral evidence concluded

Regulation of Geoengineering

Report to be published on 18 March

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

Oral evidence concluded

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Banking in Scotland

Report published on 8 March

Commission on Scottish Devolution

Report published on 11 March

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

Report in preparation

National Policy Statement on Ports

Report to be published on 23 March

Performance of the Department for Transport

Report 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

Oral evidence concluded

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

End of Cheques

Inquiry announced

Evidence session on 16 March

Financial Institutions - too important to fail

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

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

Report published on 9 March

Management of the Crown estate

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Cross-border services for Wales: follow-up

Report published on 11 March

Digital Inclusion follow-up

One-off evidence session concluded

Wales and Whitehall

Report in preparation

Welsh prisoners in the prison estate: follow-up

Report published on 3 March

Work & Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Local Housing Allowance

Report in preparation

Management and administration of contracted employment programmes

Report in preparation

 
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