Education and Skills Committee

17 May 2006




Citizenship Education

Monday 22 May 2006, 3.45 p.m. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from Simon Goulden, Executive Director, United Synagogue Agency for Jewish Education; Nick McKemey, Head of School Improvement, Church of England; Dr Mohammed Mukadam, Chair, Association of Muslim Schools UK (also, Head, Leicester Islamic Academy); and Oona Stannard, Chief Executive and Director, Catholic Education Service.


Sustainable Schools

Wednesday 24 May 2006, 9.30 a.m. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from Michael Buchanan, Place Group; David Lloyd Jones, Studio E Architects; Allan Jarvis, Bradford Metropolitan District Council; and Angela Rawson and Janet Newton, Building Schools for the Future Project Team, Lancashire County Council.

Further oral evidence sessions in this inquiry are expected to be held in the summer.

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.