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Session 2010-12
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Weekly Information Bulletin

Weekly Information Bulletin: 31st July 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:

As announced on 26th July 2010

Administration

Chair: Sir Alan Haselhurst

Clerks: David Weir & Jyoti Chandola

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Rosie Cooper

Frank Dobson

Thomas Docherty

Gemma Doyle

Mr Mark Francois

Mrs Siân C. James

Dr Phillip Lee

Nigel Mills

Tessa Munt

Sarah Newton

Bob Russell

Mr Shailesh Vara

Mr Dave Watts

Mike Weatherley

Environmental Audit

Chair: Joan Walley

Clerks: Simon Fiander  

Peter Aldous

Richard Benyon

Neil Carmichael

Martin Caton

Katy Clark

Zac Goldsmith

Simon Kirby

Mark Lazarowicz

Caroline Lucas

Ian Murray

Sheryll Murray

Caroline Nokes

Mr Mark Spencer

Dr Alan Whitehead

Simon Wright

European Scrutiny

Chair: to be announced

Clerks: Alistair Doherty & Ben Williams

Mr William Cash

Mr James Clappison

Michael Connarty

Jim Dobbin

Julie Elliott

Tim Farron

Nia Griffith

Chris Heaton-Harris

Kelvin Hopkins

Chris Kelly

Tony Lloyd

Penny Mordaunt

Stephen Phillips

Jacob Rees-Mogg,

Henry Smith

Ian Swales


Finance and Services

Chair: John Thurso

Clerks: Dorian Gerhold 

Sir Paul Beresford

Luciana Berger

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Robert Flello

Mr James Gray

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Mr Lindsay Hoyle

Mr Brooks Newmark

Jonathan Reynolds

Mr Iain Wright

Human Rights (Joint Committee)

Chair: to be announced

Clerks: Matthew Hamlyn (Commons) & Robert Whiteway (Lords)

Commons:

That Dr Hywel Francis

Dr Julian Huppert

Mrs Eleanor Laing

Mr Dominic Raab

Mr Richard Shepherd

Mr Andy Slaughter

Lords (Appointed by the House of Lords on: 23 June 2010):

Lord Bowness

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton

Lord Dubs

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Baroness Morris of Bolton

Lord Morris of Handsworth

Northern Ireland Affairs

Chair: Mr Laurence Robertson

Clerks: Nerys Welfoot & Alison Groves

That Mr Joe Benton

Oliver Colvile

Mr Stephen Hepburn

Lady Hermon

Ian Lavery

Naomi Long

Jack Lopresti

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

Ian Paisley

Stephen Pound

David Simpson

Mel Stride

Gavin Williamson

Procedure

Chair: Rt Hon Greg Knight

Clerks: Dr Lynn Gardner & Anne-Marie Griffiths

Mrs Jenny Chapman

Mr Roger Gale

Mr James Gray

Tom Greatrex

John Hemming

Mr David Nuttall

Andrew Percy

Bridget Phillipson

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Angela Smith

Sir Peter Soulsby and Mike Wood

Angela Smith

Public Administration: David Heyes and Jon Trickett added

Regulatory Reform

Chair: Mr Robert Syms

Clerks: to be announced

Heidi Alexander

Mr David Anderson

Andrew Bridgen

Jack Dromey

Lilian Greenwood

Ben Gummer

John Hemming

Gordon Henderson

Andrew Jones

Ian Lavery

Brandon Lewis

Andrew Percy

Valerie Vaz

Standards and Privileges

Chair: Mr Kevin Barron

Clerks: Mr Steve Priestley & Miss Rhiannon Hollis

Sir Paul Beresford

Annette Brooke

Mr Tom Clarke

Mr Geoffrey Cox

Mr Jim Cunningham

Mr Oliver Heald

Eric Ollerenshaw

Heather Wheeler

Dr Alan Whitehead


Select Committee Meetings

26 – 30 July 2010

Monday 26 July

Transport
Subject: Oral evidence session
Witnesses: Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State - Priorities for Transport

Public Accounts
Subject: Delivering multi-role tanker aircraft capability
Witnesses: Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Vice Admiral Paul Lambert CB, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Capability) and Tim Rowntree MA CEng FRAeS MIET, Director Air Support in Defence Equipment & Support, Ministry of Defence

Tuesday 27 July

Education
Subject: Building Schools for the Future and future capital spending
Witnesses: Tim Byles CBE, Chief Executive, Partnerships for Schools; Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, former Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (10.15am)

Public Accounts
Subject: The Customer First Programme: Delivery of student finance
Witnesses: Simon Fraser CMG, Permanent Secretary, Michael Hipkins, Director, Financial Support for Learners, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Ed Lester, Interim Chief Executive, Student Loans Company

Political and Constitutional Reform
Subject: Government proposals for voting and parliamentary reform
Witnesses: Boundary reform proposals: Prof Ron Johnston, Bristol University, and Mr Robin Gray, former Boundary Commissioner for England; and AV referendum: Prof Patrick Dunleavy, LSE, and Prof Justin Fisher, Brunel University (11am)

Public Administration
Subject: Civil Service Compensation Scheme/Work of the Cabinet Office
Witnesses: Jonathan Baume, FDA, Paul Noon, Prospect, Hugh Lanning, PCS; Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office (10.45am)

Home Affairs
Subject: Policing
Witnesses: Nick Herbert MP, Minister for Policing, Home Office; Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police Commissioner (11.45am) ; and Sir Hugh Orde, President, Association of Chief Police Officers (12.15pm)

Science and Technology
Subject: Setting the scene
Witnesses: Lord Rees, President of the Royal Society

Wednesday 28 July

Education
Subject: The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Education
Witnesses: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education; David Bell, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education

Treasury
Subject: Bank of England May 2010 Inflation Report, Financial Regulation
Witnesses: Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

Culture, Media and Sport
Subject: Channel 4 Annual Report
Witnesses: Lord Burns, Chairman, David Abraham, Chief Executive, and Anne Bulford, Chief Operating Officer, Channel 4

Thursday 29 July

None

Friday 30 July

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
6 – 10 September 2010

Monday 6 September

None

Tuesday 7 September

Justice
Subject: Judicial Appointments Commission
Witnesses: Baroness Prashar, Chairman, Judicial Appointments Commission.

10:30am

Room tba

Wednesday 8 September

Northern Ireland Affairs
Subject: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Witnesses: Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Office.

10:00am

Room tba

Culture, Media and Sport
Subject: BBC Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09
Witnesses: Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman, BBC Trust, Mark Thompson, Director General, and Zarin Patel, Director of Finance, BBC

10:30am

Room tba

Thursday 9 September

None

Friday 10 September

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.