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Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th October 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

Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Catering Services in the House of Commons

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Business , Innovation and Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The work of the Department

Report in preparation

Government Assistance to Industry

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

The Local Enterprise Partnership

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October 2010

Sheffield Forgemasters

One off oral evidence session concluded

Communities and Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Localism

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

The Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 18 October 2010

Culture, Media and Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Annual Report and Accounts

Report in preparation

Channel 4 Annual Report

Report in preparation

DCMS Accounts 2009-10 and the responsibilities of the Secretary of State

Report in preparation

Funding of the Arts and Heritage

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Current operations in Afghanistan

Report published 15 September

The Strategic Defence and Security Strategy

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Ensuring success in Afghanistan: the role of the UK Armed Forces

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 1 November

Operations in Afghanistan

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 26 October

Education

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Behaviour and discipline in schools

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Building Schools for the Future and further capital spending

One off oral evidence session concluded

Child Safeguarding

One off oral evidence session concluded

The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Education

One off oral evidence session concluded

The role and performance of Ofsted

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Emissions Performance Standards

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October

Energy usage of extending British Summer Time

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

UK Deepwater Drilling – implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Oral evidence in progress

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DEFRA’s priorities and annual accounts

Report in preparation

Farming in the Uplands

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Future flood and water management legislation

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Embedding sustainable development across Government

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Green Investment Bank

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 October

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in UK Foreign Policy

Oral evidence concluded

The UK’s foreign policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Public Expenditure

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session

The Appointment of the Chair of the Care quality Commission

Report published 15 September

The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health

Report in preparation

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Firearms Control

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 26 October

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

One off oral evidence session 26 October

Immigration cap

Report in preparation

Police and Crime Commissioners

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October

Policing

Report in preparation

Unauthorised Tapping into or Hacking of Mobile Communications

Inquiry announced

Work of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre

One off oral evidence session concluded

Work of the Home Office

Report in preparation

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID Annual Report & Resource Accounts 2009-10

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 16 November

The 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 21 October

The World Bank

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 9 November

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Court closures and other issues within the Minister’s remit

One off oral evidence session 19October

Judicial Appointments

Report in preparation

Role of the Probation Service

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session

The work of the Ministry of Justice

One off oral evidence session concluded

Report in preparation

The working of the Family Courts

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Northern Ireland

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

One off oral evidence session concluded

Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Political and Constitutional Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Government’s voting and parliamentary reform proposals: Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Report published 2 August

The Government’s voting and parliamentary reform proposals: Fixed Term Parliaments Bill

Report published 16 September

The process of Government formation after the 2010 General Election

One off oral evidence session 21 October

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Academies Programme

One off oral evidence session 27 October

Bilateral Support to Primary Education

One off oral evidence 20 October

BIS: The Customer First Programme: Delivery of student finance

Report in preparation

CAFCASS

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Community Care Grant

One off oral evidence 3 November

Delivering multi-role tanker aircraft capability

Oral evidence concluded

Report published 16 September

Financing PFI projects in the credit crisis and the Treasury’s response

One off oral evidence 26 October

Government funding for developing renewable energy technologies

One off oral evidence 19 October

HMRC 2009-10 Accounts

One off oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Increasing Passenger Rail Capacity

Report in preparation

Life expectancy

Report published 20 September

Major trauma care in England

Report in preparation

Managing offenders on short custodial sentences

Report in preparation

Ministry of Justice Financial Management Report

One off oral evidence 2 November

Strategic financial management of the defence budget

One off oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Support to Incapacity Benefit claimants through Pathways to Work

Oral evidence concluded

Report published 13 September

Value for money

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Civil service

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Equitable Life

Oral evidence concluded

Smaller Government: quangos

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Smaller Government: What do Ministers do?

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October

Who does UK Grand Strategy

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Work of the Cabinet Office

One off oral evidence session 28 October

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Climactic Research Unit’s E-mails

Oral evidence concluded

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Setting the scene

One off oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The new UK Space Agency

Oral evidence in progress

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Date of the AV referendum

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Introductory Session with the Scotland Office

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Video Games Industry in Scotland

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Drink and Drug Driving Law

Oral evidence concluded

Priorities for transport

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Transport and the Economy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Appointment of Robert Chote as Chair of the Office for Budget responsibility

Report published 21 September

Appointment of Dr Martin Weale as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee

Report published 17 September

Bank of England May 2010, Inflation Report

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Competition and Choice in the Banking System

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Financial Regulation

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October

Office for Budget Responsibility

Report published 21 September

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Implication for Wales of the Government's Proposals for Constitutional Reform 

Oral evidence concluded

Investment in Wales

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 26 November

The Secretary of State’s priorities for Wales

Report published 16 September

Severn Crossing Tolls

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 19 October

Work and Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 20 October

The work programme: providers and contracting arrangements

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 25 November

Youth unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 October