Education and Skills Committee

11 October 2007




GOVERNMENT RESPONSES TO:
(1) THE COMMITTEE'S FIFTH REPORT, 14-19 DIPLOMAS, AND
(2) EIGHTH REPORT, THE FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR: INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS; AND GOVERNMENT AND OFSTED RESPONSES TO THE COMMITTEE'S SIXTH REPORT, THE WORK OF OFSTED, OF SESSION 2006-07


Publication of the Committee's Fifth Special Report of Session 2006-07

The Education and Skills Committee publishes its Fifth Special Report (HC 1033) on the above subjects at 10.30am on Monday 15 October 2007.

Copies of the special report will be available for collection by Government departments, press and witnesses at 10.30 am on Monday 15 October from the reception desk, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. These should be requested in advance from the Committee Secretary, Miss Susan Ramsay.

The report can also be ordered from The Stationery Office (tel: 0845 702 3474) or from the Parliamentary Bookshop (020 7219 3890), or can be viewed on our website from 10.30am on 15 October.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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.