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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th December 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

Oral evidence in progress

Business, Innovation and Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

Government Assistance to Industry

Report in preparation

Local Enterprise Partnership

Report published 9 December

Rebalancing the Economy

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 12 January 2011

Sheffield Forgemasters

Report published 14 December

Communities and Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies

Oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation

Audit and inspection of local authorities

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 6 January 2011

Local Authority Publicity

Report in preparation

Localism

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 17 January 2011

Culture, Media and Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Annual Report and Accounts

Report in preparation

BBC Licence Fee Settlement

Report in preparation

Channel 4 Annual Report

Report published 14 December

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

Report in preparation

Football Governance

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 26 January 2011

Funding of the Arts and Heritage

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 25 January 2011

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 21 December

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Online

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 23 March 2011

Defence

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

The appointment of the new Chief of the Defence Staff

Report in preparation

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

Deadline for submissions closed

Operations in Afghanistan

Oral evidence in progress

Education

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Behaviour and discipline in schools

Report in preparation

Building Schools for the Future and further capital spending

Report in preparation

Looked-after children

Report in preparation

The role and performance of Ofsted

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 12 January 2011

Schools White Paper 2010

Report in preparation

Services for young people

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Spending Review settlement for Dept. for Education

Report in preparation

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Electricity Market Reform

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 6 January 2011

Energy usage of extending British Summer Time

Report in preparation

Revised Draft Policy Statements on Energy

Report in preparation

Shale Gas

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 13 January 2011

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

Report in preparation

UN Climate Change Negotiations in Cancun

Report in preparation

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Oral evidence in progress

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

DEFRA’s priorities and annual accounts

Report in preparation

Farming in the Uplands

Report in preparation

Future flood and water management legislation

Report published 22 December

Marine Policy Statement

Report in preparation

National Policy Statement on Waste Water

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 5 January 2011

Use of cloned animals and their offspring in agriculture

Report in preparation

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Embedding sustainable development across Government

Report in preparation

Green Investment Bank

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 12 January 2011

Impact of UK overseas aid on environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Sustainable Development and Structural Reform Plan

Report in preparation

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in UK Foreign Policy

Report in preparation

FCO Performance and Finances

Report in preparation

FCO Public Diplomacy: The Olympics

Report in preparation

Role of FCO in UK Government

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session12January

The UK’s foreign policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan

Report in preparation

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning

Report in preparation

Complaints and Litigation

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Public Expenditure

Report published 14 December

The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health

Report in preparation

Revalidation of Doctors

Report in preparation

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Comprehensive Spending review

Report in preparation

Extradition

Report in preparation

Firearms Control

Report published 20 December

Government’s Review of Counter-Terrorism

Oral evidence in progress

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Report in preparation

Lessons from the American experience of policing

Report in preparation

Police use of Tasers

Report in preparation

Royal and Diplomatic Protection

Report in preparation

Rules governing enforced removal from the UK

Report in preparation

Unauthorised Tapping into or Hacking of Mobile Communications

Inquiry announced

Written evidence only

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

Report in preparation

Work of the Home Office

Report in preparation

Work of the Home Secretary

Report in preparation

Work of the National Policing Improvement Agency

Report in preparation

Work of the UK Border Agency

Report in preparation

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID Annual Report & Resource Accounts 2009-10

Report in preparation

Future of the CDC Group plc

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 18 January 2011

Future of DFID’s programme in India

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 11 January

The Humanitarian Response to the Pakistan Floods

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

The 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit

Report published 19 December

The World Bank

Report in preparation

Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Government’s Human Rights Policy

Oral evidence in progress

Policing and protests

Oral evidence in progress

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Access to Justice and Sentencing Proposals

Report in preparation

Court closures and other issues within the Minister’s remit

Report in preparation

Draft sentencing guideline on assault

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 11 January 2011

Judicial Appointments

Report in preparation

Post-legislative scrutiny of the mental Capacity Act 2005

Report in preparation

Role of the Probation Service

Oral evidence in progress

Work of the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses

Report in preparation

The work of the Legal Services Commission

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

Northern Ireland

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Report in preparation

Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland

Oral evidence in progress

Northern Ireland as an enterprise zone

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 21 January 2011

Political and Constitutional Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional implications of the Cabinet manual

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 14 January 2011

The process of Government formation after the 2010 General Election

Report in preparation

Prospects for codifying the relationship between central and local government

Oral evidence in progress

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Academies Programme

Report in preparation

Accounting Officer Accountability

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 19 January 2011

Bilateral Support to Primary Education

Report published 23 December

Cancer services

Report in preparation

Central Government use of Consultants

Report published 21 December

Community Care Grant

Report published 16 December

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

DWP official error

Report in preparation

Educating the next generation of scientists

Report in preparation

Health Landscape Review

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 25 January 2011

HMRC 2009-10 Accounts

Report in preparation

HMRC Civil Investigations

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 26 January 2011

HMT: Asset Protection Scheme

Oral evidence in progress

M25 widening PFI contract

Report in preparation

Major Projects Report 2010

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

Report in preparation

NHS Productivity

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 18 January 2011

Ofcom: the effectiveness of converged regulation

Report in preparation

PFI housing and hospitals

Report in preparation

Strategic financial management of the defence budget

Report published 14 December

Value for money savings

Report in preparation

Youth Justice

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 12 January 2011

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Government Reform Agenda

One-off oral evidence session 12 February 2011

Smaller Government: Quangos

Report in preparation

Smaller Government: What do Ministers do?

Report in preparation

Work of the Cabinet Office

Report in preparation

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Climactic Research Unit’s E-mails

Report in preparation

Government Office for Science Annual review 2009

Report in preparation

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

Report in preparation

Setting the scene

Report in preparation

Spending Review 2010

Oral evidence in progress

Strategically important metals

Inquiry anno unced
Deadline for submissions
closed

Technology Innovation Centres

Oral evidence in progress

The new UK Space Agency

Report in preparation

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 12 January 2011

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Implications for Scotland of both the Strategic Defence and Security Review and the Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

Postal services in Scotland

Report in preparation

Supporting Scotland’s Economy

Oral evidence in progress

UK Border Agency in Scotland

Inquiry announced

Written evidence invited

Video Games Industry in Scotland

Report in preparation

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bus Services after the Spending Review

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 4 January 2011

Cost of motor insurance

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 11 January 2011

Effective road and traffic management

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 18 January 2011

Financial scrutiny of the Department for Transport

Report in preparation

Licensing of taxis and private hire vehicles

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions
closed

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 8 February 2011

Priorities for transport

Report in preparation

Transport and the Economy

Report in preparation

Transport and the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

Treasury

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bank of England May 2010, Inflation Report

Report in preparation

Competition and Choice in the Banking System

Oral evidence in p rogress
Next evidence session
11 January 2011

European Financial Regulation

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 13 December

Financial Regulation

Report in preparation

Fundamental principles of Tax Policy

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions 14 January 2011

Retail Distribution Review

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 17 January 2011

November Inflation Report

Report in preparation

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Future of the Newport Passport Office

Report in preparation

Investment in Wales

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

SC4

Oral evidence in p rogress

Next evidence session 11 January 2011

Severn Crossing Tolls

Report published 22 December

Work and Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget

Report published 22 December

White Paper on Universal Credit

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions
closed

The Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions closed

Youth unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund

Report published 21 December