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Weekly Information Bulletin: 19 February 2011

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

Report in preparation

Arms Export Control

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Strategic Export Controls

Report in preparation

Armed Forces Bill

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Armed Forces Bill

Report in preparation

Business, Innovation and Skills

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

The future of Higher Education

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 4 March 2011

Government Assistance to Industry

Report published 18 February 2011

Rebalancing the Economy

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 8 & 10 March 2011

Communities and Local Government

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies

Report in preparation

Audit and inspection of local authorities

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 7 March 2011

Localism

Oral evidence in progress

Regeneration

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 18 March 2011

Culture, Media and Sport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

BBC Annual Report and Accounts

Report in preparation

BBC Licence Fee Settlement

Report in preparation

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

Report in preparation

Football Governance

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 8 March 2011

Funding of the Arts and Heritage

Report in preparation

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Report in preparation

Pre-appointment hearing with the Chair of the BBC Trust

One-off oral evidence session10 March 2011

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

Performance of the Ministry of Defence 2009-10

One-off oral evidence session concluded

The SDSR within the wider context of the National Security Strategy

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 9 March 2011

Education

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Annual Report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator

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 2 March 2011

Schools White Paper 2010

Report in preparation

Services for young people

Oral evidence in progress

16-19 participation in education and training

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 2 March 2011

Spending Review settlement for Dept. for Education

Report in preparation

The English Baccalaureate

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 8 March 2011

Energy and Climate Change

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Electricity Market Reform

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 15 March 2011

Energy usage of extending British Summer Time

Report in preparation

Shale Gas

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 1 March 2011

UN Climate Change Negotiations in Cancun

Report in preparation

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Report in preparation

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

DEFRA’s priorities and annual accounts

Report in preparation

Domestic fisheries management-Implication of the Common Fisheries Policy

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 28 February 2011

Oral evidence session 9 march 2011

EU proposals for the dairy industry

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 2 March 2011

Farming in the Uplands

Report published 16 February 2011

Implications of the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions closed

Marine Policy Statement

Report published 28 January 2011

National Policy Statement on Waste Water

Oral evidence in progress

Use of cloned animals and their offspring in agriculture

Report in preparation

Environmental Audit

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Green Investment Bank

Report in preparation

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

Oral evidence in progress

Sustainable Development and Structural Reform Plan

Report in preparation

Sustainable Development in the Localism Bill

One-off oral evidence session concluded

Sustainable Food

Inquiry announced

Deadline for submissions-28 March 2011

European Scrutiny

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

European Union Bill

Oral evidence in progress

Foreign Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Developments in UK Foreign Policy

Report in preparation

FCO Performance and Finances

Report published 11 February 2011

FCO Public Diplomacy: The Olympics

Report published 6 February 2011

Implications of BBC World Service cuts

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 9 March 2011

Role of FCO in UK Government

Report in preparation

The UK’s foreign policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan

Report to be published 2 March 2011

Health

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Commissioning : further issues

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 March 2011

Complaints and Litigation

Oral evidence in progress

The responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health

Report in preparation

Revalidation of Doctors

Report published 8 February 2011

Home Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Accession of Turkey to EU

Oral evidence in progress

Comprehensive Spending review

Report in preparation

Extradition

Report in preparation

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 Finances

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

Student Visas

Oral evidence in progress

Unauthorised Tapping into or Hacking of Mobile Communications

Inquiry announced

Written evidence only

Undercover Policing

Oral evidence in progress

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

Report in preparation

Work of the Home Office - Equalities

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 22 March 2011

Work of the Home Secretary

Report in preparation

Work of the National Policing Improvement Agency

Report in preparation

International Development

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

DFID Annual Report & Resource Accounts 2009-10

Report published 8 February 2011

Future of the CDC Group plc

Report to be published 3 March 2011

Future of DFID’s programme in India

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 March 2011

Infrastructure and Development

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 28 February 2011

The Humanitarian Response to the Pakistan Floods

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session
2 March 2011

The World Bank

Report to be published 3 March 2011

Joint Committee on Human Rights

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Government’s Human Rights Policy

Oral evidence in progress

Human rights Implications of UK Extradition Policy

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence sessions 1 March 2011

Policing and protests

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 1 March 2011

Justice

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Access to Justice

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence sessions 1 March 2011

Court closures and other issues within the Minister’s remit

Report in preparation

Judicial Appointments Commission

Report in preparation

Post-legislative scrutiny of the mental Capacity Act 2005

Report in preparation

Role of the Probation Service

Oral evidence in progress

The 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

Next evidence session 1 March 2011

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

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 2 March 2011

Political and Constitutional Reform

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Constitutional implications of the Cabinet manual

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions closed

The process of Government formation after the 2010 General Election

Report published 28 January 2011

Prisoner voting

Report published 9 February 2011

Prospects for codifying the relationship between central and local government

Oral evidence in progress

Role and Powers of the Prime Minister

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 28 February 2011

Procedure

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Lay membership of the Standards and Privileges Committee

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions
18 March 2011

Referral of Complaints of breach of privilege

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions
31 March 2011

Sitting Hours and Calendar of the House of Commons

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions
to be confirmed

Public Accounts

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Accounting Officer Accountability

Report in preparation

Banking Support

Report in preparation

Banks: Stewardship of wholly owned

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 16 March 2011

BBC Digital Media Initiative

Oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation

Cancer services

Report to be published 1 March 2011

Comprehensive Spending Review

Report in preparation

Departmental Business Plans

Report in preparation

DWP customer error

Oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation

Financial Health of higher education institutions

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 30 March 2011

Health Landscape Review

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 1 March 2011

HMT Asset Protection

Report in preparation

Immigration: Points based system

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 28 March 2011

M25 widening PFI contract

Report published 8 February 2011

Major Projects Report 2010

Report to be published 22 February 2011

Major trauma care in England

Report in preparation

Managing offenders on short custodial sentences

Report in preparation

NHS Productivity

Report in preparation

NHS Trust Procurement

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 15 March 2011

Ofcom: the effectiveness of converged regulation

Report published 10 February 2011

Public Service Pensions

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 2 March 2011

2012 Olympics

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 21 March 2011

Typhoon

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 9 March 2011

Value for money savings

Report in preparation

Youth Justice

Report published 15 February 2011

Public Administration

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Civil Service Reform and principles of Good Governance

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 3 March 2011

Smaller Government: "Bigger Society"?

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 18 March 2011

Smaller Government: What do Ministers do?

Report in preparation

Work of the Cabinet Office

Report in preparation

Science and Technology

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Astronomy and particle physics

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions closed

Government Office for Science Annual review 2009

Report in preparation

Forensic Science Service

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions closed

Peer Review

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 10 March 2011

Pfizer decision to close its research and development facility at Sandwich

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence sessions 8 February & 2 March 2011

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

Report in preparation

Setting the scene

Report in preparation

Spending Review 2010 (BIS)

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 27 April 2011

Strategically important metals

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 2 March 2011

Technology Innovation Centres

Report published 17 February 2011

The new UK Space Agency

Report in preparation

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 2 March 2011

Scottish Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

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

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 30 March 2011

Supporting Scotland’s Economy

Oral evidence in progress

The Scotland Bill

Oral evidence concluded
Report in preparation

UK Border Agency in Scotland

Report published 10 February 2011

Video Games Industry in Scotland

Report published 7 February 2011

Transport

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Bus Services after the Spending Review

Deadline for written evidence extended to 28 February 2011

The Coastguard, emergency towing vessels and the Maritime Incident Response Group

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 26 April 2011

Cost of motor insurance

Report in preparation

Effective road and traffic management

Inquiry announced
Deadline for submissions 28 February 2011

EU Transport Policy

Oral evidence concluded

Report in preparation

Impact on transport of recent weather conditions

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 8 & 14 March 2011

Licensing of taxis and private hire vehicles

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 15 March 2011

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Oral evidence in progress

Network Rail

One-off oral evidence session 1 March 2011

Priorities for transport

Report in preparation

Transport and the Economy

Report to be published 2 March 2011

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

Report in preparation

European Financial Regulation

Report in preparation

February Inflation Report

Oral evidence in progress

Next evidence session 1 March 2011

Fundamental principles of Tax Policy

Report in preparation

November Inflation Report

Report in preparation

Retail Distribution Review

Report in preparation

UK Financial Investment

Report in preparation

Treasury Sub-Committee

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Administration and effectiveness of HMRC

Oral evidence in progress

Welsh Affairs

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Investment in Wales

Oral evidence in progress

SC4

Report in preparation

Work and Pensions

INQUIRY

STAGE & NOTES

Government’s Plans for Pension Reform

One-off oral evidence session 9 March 2011

The Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements

Oral evidence in progress
Next evidence session 14 March 2011

White Paper on Universal Credit

Oral evidence in progress