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Weekly Information Bulletin: 23rd 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

Comprehensive Spending Review

One off oral evidence session 26 October

The work of the Department

Report in preparation

Government Assistance to Industry

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 November

The Local Enterprise Partnership

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Sheffield Forgemasters

Report in preparation

Communities and Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Localism

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 November

The Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 25 October

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 26 October

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The Strategic Defence and Security Strategy

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 27 October

Building Schools for the Future and further capital spending

Report in preparation

Child Safeguarding

Report in preparation

The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Education

Report in preparation

The role and performance of Ofsted

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Services for young people

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 15 December

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Emissions Performance Standards

Oral evidence in progress

Energy usage of extending British Summer Time

One off oral evidence session 28 October

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

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 26 October

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DEFRA’s priorities and annual accounts

Report in preparation

Farming in the Uplands

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 October

Future flood and water management legislation

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 November

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Embedding sustainable development across Government

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 November

Green Investment Bank

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 October

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in UK Foreign Policy

Report in preparation

The UK’s foreign policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan

Oral evidence in progress

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Public Expenditure

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 26 October

The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health

Report in preparation

Revalidation of Doctors

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 9 November

Revalidation of Doctors: General Medical Council

One off oral evidence session 28 October

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 26 October

Policing

Report in preparation

Unauthorised Tapping into or Hacking of Mobile Communications

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions to be confirmed

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

Report in preparation

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

Future of CDC

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 18 November

Future of DFID's programme in India

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 22 November

The 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 26 October

The World Bank

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 23 November

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Court closures and other issues within the Minister’s remit

One off oral evidence session concluded
Report in preparation

Judicial Appointments

Report in preparation

Role of the Probation Service

Oral evidence in progress

The work of the Lord Chief justice

One off oral evidence session 26 October

The work of the Ministry of Justice

Report in preparation

The working of the Family Courts

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Northern Ireland

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Report in preparation

Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 October

Political and Constitutional Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The process of Government formation after the 2010 General Election

One off oral evidence session 28 October

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Academies Programme

One off oral evidence session 27 October

Bilateral Support to Primary Education

One off oral evidence October

BIS: The Customer First Programme: Delivery of student finance

Report in preparation

CAFCASS

Report in preparation

Community Care Grant

One off oral evidence 3 November

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 concluded
Report in preparation

HMRC 2009-10 Accounts

Report in preparation

Increasing Passenger Rail Capacity

Report in preparation

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 session 2 November

Strategic financial management of the defence budget

Report in preparation

Value for money

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Civil service

Report in preparation

Equitable Life

Report published 15 October

Smaller Government: Quangos

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 November

Smaller Government: What do Ministers do?

Oral evidence in progress

Who does UK Grand Strategy

Report published 18 October

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 in progress
Next evidence session 27 October

Government Office for Science Annual review 2009

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 27 October

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

Oral evidence in progress

Setting the scene

Report in preparation

Technology Innovation Centres

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions to be confirmed

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

Report in preparation

Video Games Industry in Scotland

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The cost of motor insurance

One-off oral evidence session announced

Drink and Drug Driving Law

Report in preparation

Priorities for transport

Report in preparation

Transport and the Economy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 2 November

Transport and the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review

One-off oral evidence session 24 November

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Appointments to the Budget Responsibility Committee

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 25 October

Bank of England May 2010, Inflation Report

Report in preparation

Competition and Choice in the Banking System

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Comprehensive Spending Review

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 28 October

Financial Regulation

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 26 October

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Report in preparation

Investment in Wales

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 26 November

Severn Crossing Tolls

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 4 November

Work and Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 November

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