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Inquiries and other work - Communities and Local Government Committee

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  • Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry  Inquiry announced 16 November 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into the Government's proposals to ban letting fees

  • Housing need and the NPPF inquiry  Inquiry announced 03 November 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into proposed changes to the calculation for new homes

  • Business rates retention inquiry  Inquiry announced 02 November 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into the implementation of 100% business rate retention

  • Land value capture inquiry  Inquiry announced 19 October 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into the effectiveness of current land value capture methods

  • Department for Communities and Local Government Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17  Inquiry announced 11 January 2018

    Communities and Local Government Committee questions Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing

  • Independent review of building regulations  Inquiry announced 14 December 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into the independent review of building regulations after the Grenfell fire

  • DCLG priorities  Inquiry announced 19 September 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into Work of DCLG

  • Housing for older people  Inquiry announced 15 September 2017

    Communities and Local Government inquiry into housing on offer to older people

  • Overview and scrutiny in local government   Inquiry announced 15 September 2017

    Communities and Local Government inquiry into the effectiveness of local authority overview and scrutiny committees

  • Brexit and Local Government  Inquiry announced 17 October 2017

    Communities and Local Government inquiry into Brexit and Local Government

  • Homelessness Reduction Act inquiry   Inquiry announced 21 November 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry to examine the guidance issued to local authorities ahead of the Homelessness Reduction Act

  • Private Rented Sector inquiry  Inquiry announced 12 October 2017

    Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into Private Rented Sector

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Stages of an inquiry

Most, but not all, Select Committee inquiries are conducted as follows:

  • Written evidence called for
  • Oral evidence sessions held
  • Report published
  • Response published

Not all inquiries result in a Report

Select Committee Inquiries

Select Committees carry out inquiries on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the government.