Education and Skills Committee

The future of the Education and Skills Committee

Following the dissolution of the DfES and the creation of the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, the House of Commons decided (25 July) that from the beginning of the next Parliamentary session on 6 November 2007, the Education and Skills Committee will be disbanded (along with the Science and Technology Committee) and new Committees covering Children, Schools and Families and Innovation, Universities and Skills will be formed. These new Committees were established on 6 November 2007.

Children, Schools and Families Committee

Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee




Sustainable Schools

The Committee has undertaken an inquiry into Sustainable Schools and published its report at 00.01am on Thursday 9 August ( 7th Report of Session 2006-07, HC140-I).

The Government's response was published at 10.30am on Monday 22 October ( 6th Special Report of Session 2006-07, HC 1078).




The future sustainability of the higher education sector: purpose, funding and structures

The Committee has undertaken an inquiry into The future sustainability of the higher education sector: purpose, funding and structures and will publish its report on The future sustainability of the higher education sector: international aspects at 00.01am on Sunday 5 August ( 8th Report of Session 2006-07, HC 285-I).

The Government response was published on 15 October ( 5th Special Report, HC 1033).




Post-16 Skills Training

The Committee has undertaken an inquiry into Post-16 Skills Training and published its Report at 00.01am on Thursday 2 August ( 9th Report of Session 2006-07, HC 333-I).




The Work of Ofsted

The Committee published its report on the Work of Ofsted ( Sixth Report of Session 2006-07) at 00.01am on Thursday 12 July 2007 and is available at the Reports and Publications section.

The Government's and Ofsted's responses were published on 15 October 2007 ( 5th Special Report of Session 2006-07, HC 1033).




14-19 Specialised Diplomas

The Committee has undertaken an inquiry into 14-19 Specialised Diplomas and published a report on Thursday 17 May at 00.01am ( Fifth Report of Session 2006-07). Further details are available in Education and Skills Committee Press Notice No. 27.

The Government's response was published on 15 October 2007 ( 5th Special Report of Session 2006-07, HC 1033).