The Work of the DfES
The Education and Skills Committee will taking evidence from David Miliband MP, Minister of State for School Standards, on the work of the DfES and Diversity of Provision.
Wednesday 18 December from 9.45 am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House.
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Information about the Education and Skills Committee
The Education and Skills Committee is one of the House's Select Committees related to government departments: its terms of reference are to examine "the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Education and Skills and its associated public bodies". The Committee chooses its own subjects of inquiry, within the overall terms of reference. It invites written evidence from interested parties and holds public evidence sessions, usually in committee rooms at the House of Commons, although it does have the power to meet away from Westminster. At the end of each inquiry, the Committee will normally agree a Report based on the evidence received. Such Reports are published and made available on the Internet. Copies are sent free to those who give oral evidence. Reports usually contain recommendations to the Government and other bodies. The Government by convention responds to reports within about two months of publication. These responses are also published.
The membership of the Committee is as follows:
Mr David Chaytor, Labour, Bury North
Valerie Davey, Labour, Bristol West
Jeff Ennis, Labour, Barnsley East & Mexborough
Paul Holmes, Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield
Mr Robert Jackson, Conservative, Wantage
Ms Meg Munn, Labour, Sheffield Heeley
Mr Kerry Pollard, Labour, St Albans
Jonathan Shaw, Labour, Chatham and Aylesford
Mr Barry Sheerman (Chairman), Labour, Huddersfield
Mr Mark Simmonds, Conservative, Boston & Skegness
Mr Andrew Turner, Conservative, Isle of Wight
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