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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th March 2010

Select Committees

Select Committees are set up to examine the work of Government Departments, and now constitute the main investigatory system by which the House overseas the exercise of Government responsibilities and the development of public policy and expenditure.

The following information on Select Committees is available on the Parliament website:

Select Committee membership: www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/selmem.cfm

Links to Select Committee home pages containing information on the work of the Select Committee and its publications: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/parliamentary_committees16.cfm

For further information on Select Committees see HCIO Factsheet P2 produced by the House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.

Membership announcements and changes:

None


Select Committee Meetings

22 - 26 March 2010

Monday 22 March

London Regional Committee
Subject: Government policy on the provision of affordable housing in London
Witnesses: Bob Wilson, Assistant Director for Market Intelligence, National Housing Federation, Mark Thomas, Head of Policy, Shelter, and Steve Howlett, Chief Executive, Peabody, and Chair, G15; Andrew Melville, Head of Housing and Planning, Government Office for London, and David Lunts, Regional Director for London, Homes and Communities Agency

National Security Strategy
Subject: National Security Strategy
Witnesses: Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State, and Admiral Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, and Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP, Secretary of State for Defence

Children, Schools and Families
Subject: Ofsted Inspection of Children's Services
Witnesses: Christine Gilbert CBE, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills, Miriam Rosen, Executive Director, and John Goldup, Director, Development, Social Care, Ofsted

Public Accounts
Subject: Major trauma care in England
Witnesses: Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE, Chief Executive of the NHS in England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, NHS Medical Director, and Professor Keith Willett, National Clinical Director for Trauma Care, Department of Health, and Fionna Moore, Medical Director, London Ambulance Service, NHS Trust


Tuesday 23 March

Treasury

Subject: Mortgage arrears: follow up

Witnesses: Shelter, Which? and Citizens Advice; Council of Mortgage Lenders, Finance and Leasing Association, and Building Societies Association; Financial Services Authority

Home Affairs
Subject: (i) The work of the Information Commissioner's Office Society (ii) The work of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (iii) The work of the Security Industry Authority
Witnesses: (i) Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner (ii) Professor Les Iversen, Interim Chair, Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (iii) Security Industry Authority


Wednesday 24 March

Science and Technology
Subject: Science Question Time
Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Drayson, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Public Accounts
Subject: Managing offenders on short custodial sentences
Witnesses: Phil Wheatley, Chief Executive, National Offender Management Service


Thursday 25 March

Health
Subject: Value for money in the NHS
Witnesses: Andrew Haldenby, Director, Reform, Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King's Fund, and Professor Bernard Crump, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement


Friday 26 March

None

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice]

All public select committee meetings are webcast
Select committees marked with * will be taken by BBC Parliament
Recorded information about forthcoming select and standing committee meetings over the next two sitting days is available on:[Tel 020 7219 2033]. Please note: The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded, and the place altered without notice and Committees which sit at short notice may not be included in this list.


Forthcoming Select Committee Meetings
29 March - 2 April2010

Monday 29 March

Treasury*
Subject: Budget 2010
Witnesses: Robert Chote, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Martin Weale CBE, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Alan Clarke, Economist, BNP Paribas, and Simon Hayes, Chief UK Economist, Barclays Capital; John Whiting, Tax Policy Director, Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ian McCafferty, Chief Economic Advisor, CBI, Francesca Lagerberg, Head of Tax, Grant Thornton LLP, and Robert Chote, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Professor Colin Talbot, Manchester Business School (at 4.15 p.m.); HM Treasury (at 5.00 p.m.)

3:30pm The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Children, Schools and Families
Subject: Funding of Academies , Reform of Children's Social Work
Witnesses: (i) Anti-Academies Allianc, National Union of Teachers and independent Academic Association (ii) Moira Gibb CBE, Chair, Social Work Reform Board (at 4.30 p.m.)

3:45pm The Wilson Room, Portcullis House


Tuesday 30 March

Treasury*
Subject: Budget 2010
Witnesses: Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

9:45am The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House


Wednesday 31 March

None


Thursday 1 April

None


Friday 2 April

None

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice]

All public select committee meetings are webcast
Select committees marked with * will be taken by BBC Parliament
Recorded information about forthcoming select and standing committee meetings over the next two sitting days is available on:[Tel 020 7219 2033]. Please note: The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded, and the place altered without notice and Committees which sit at short notice may not be included in this list.

 
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