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Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th November 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

Oral evidence in progress

Arms Export Control

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Strategic Export Controls

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 22 November

Business, Innovation and Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

The work of the Department

Report in preparation

Government Assistance to Industry

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 16 November

The Local Enterprise Partnership

Report in preparation

Sheffield Forgemasters

Report in preparation

Communities and Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 22 November

Audit and inspection of local authorities

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 6 January 2011

Localism

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 22 November

Culture, Media and Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Annual Report and Accounts

Report in preparation

BBC Licence Fee Settlement

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 1 December

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 1 December

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Online

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 5 January 2011

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The appointment of the new Chief of the Defence Staff

One off oral evidence session 17 November

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

Deadline for submissions closed

Operations in Afghanistan

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 17 November

The Strategic Defence and Security Strategy

Report in preparation

Education

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Behaviour and discipline in schools

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 17 November

Building Schools for the Future and further capital spending

Report in preparation

Child Safeguarding

Report in published 2 November

The role and performance of Ofsted

Oral evidence in progress

Services for young people

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 15 December

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Emissions Performance Standards

Report in preparation

Energy usage of extending British Summer Time

Report in preparation

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

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Common Agricultural Policy

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 3 December

Comprehensive Spending Review

One off oral evidence session 16 November

DEFRA’s priorities and annual accounts

Report in preparation

Farming in the Uplands

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 17 November

Future flood and water management legislation

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Embedding sustainable development across Government

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 17 November

Green Investment Bank

Oral evidence in progress

Sustainable Development and Structural Reform Plan

One off oral evidence session concluded
Report in preparation

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in UK Foreign Policy

Report in preparation

FCO Performance and Finances

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 24 November

FCO Public Diplomacy: The Olympics

Oral evidence in progress

Role of FCO in UK Government

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 3 December

The UK’s foreign policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 15 November

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning

Oral evidence in progress

Complaints and Litigation

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 21 December

Public Expenditure

Oral evidence in progress

The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health

Report in preparation

Revalidation of Doctors

Inquiry announced

Deadline for closed

Revalidation of Doctors: General Medical Council

One off oral evidence session concluded

Report in preparation

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Comprehensive Spending review

One off oral evidence session 23 November

Firearms Control

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence ses sio n 16 November

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Report in preparation

Immigration cap

Report published 3 November

Police and Crime Commissioners

Oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation

Policing

Report in preparation

Rules governing enforced removal from the UK

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

Work of the National Policing Improvement Agency

One off oral evidence session concluded
Report in preparation

Work of the UK Border Agency

One off oral evidence session concluded
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 the CDC Group plc

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 18 November

Future of DFID's programme in India

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 22 November

The Humanitarian Response to the Pakistan Floods

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 14 December

The 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit

Oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation

The World Bank

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 23 November

Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Government’s Human Rights Policy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 16 November

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Court closures and other issues within the Minister’s remit

Report in preparation

Draft sentencing guideline on assault

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions closed

Judicial Appointments

Report in preparation

Role of the Probation Service

Oral evidence in progress

The work of the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses

One off oral evidence session concluded
Report in preparation

The work of the Lord Chief justice

Report in preparation

The work of the Ministry of Justice

Report in preparation

The working of the Family Courts

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 16 November

Northern Ireland

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Report in preparation

Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 17 November

Political and Constitutional Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The process of Government formation after the 2010 General Election

Oral evidence in progress

Prospects for codifying the relationship between central and local government

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 3 December

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Academies Programme

Report in preparation

Bilateral Support to Primary Education

One off oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation

BIS: The Customer First Programme: Delivery of student finance

Report in preparation

CAFCASS

Report published 11 November

Central Government use of Consultants

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 17 November

Community Care Grant

One off oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Comprehensive Spending Review

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 30 November

Educating the next generation of scientists

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 23 November

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

Report in preparation

Government funding for developing renewable energy technologies

Report in preparation

HMRC 2009-10 Accounts

Report in preparation

Increasing Passenger Rail Capacity

Report published November

Major trauma care in England

Report in preparation

Managing offenders on short custodial sentences

Report in preparation

Ministry of Justice Financial Management Report

Report in preparation

PFI housing and hospitals

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 24 November

Strategic financial management of the defence budget

Report in preparation

Value for money

Report in preparation

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Smaller Government: Quangos

Oral evidence in progress

Smaller Government: What do Ministers do?

Oral evidence in progress

Work of the Cabinet Office

Report in preparation

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Climactic Research Unit’s E-mails

Oral evidence in progress

Government Office for Science Annual review 2009

Oral evidence in progress

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

Oral evidence in p rogress
Next evidence session
17 November

Setting the scene

Report in preparation

Technology Innovation Centres

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 2 December

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

Postal services in Scotland

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 19 November

Video Games Industry in Scotland

Report in preparation

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bus Services after the Spending Review

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions to be confirmed

The cost of motor insurance

Oral evidence in progress

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 16 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

Report published 1 November

Bank of England May 2010, Inflation Report

Report in preparation

Competition and Choice in the Banking System

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 18 November

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

Financial Regulation

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session
16 November

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Future of the Newport Passport Office

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Investment in Wales

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 26 November

SC4

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 23 November

Severn Crossing Tolls

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Work and Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

The Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 25 November

Youth unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund

Oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation