Education and Skills Committee

7 February 2007




Higher Education
Monday 19 February, 3.45 pm in the
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from: Gemma Tumelty, President, NUS, Wes Streeting, Vice President (Education), NUS, Professor Michael Arthur, Vice Chancellor, Leeds University, Chair of the National Student Survey Steering Group and Tabitha Birchall, Corporate Affairs Director, UNITE.

Followed by at approximately 4.45pm

Evidence from: Jim Hillage, Institute for Employment Studies, Anna Vignoles, Centre for Economics of Education, Institute of Education, Peter Elias, Institute for Employment Research and Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive, Association of Graduate Recruiters.

Post-16 Skills
Wednesday 21 February at 09.30am
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from Professor Ewart Keep, Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), University of Cardiff and Mr Alan Wells, Retired Director of the Basic Skills Agency.

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.