Education and Skills Committee

19 July 2005




Publication of the Committee's First Special Report of Session 2005-06

Government's Responses to the Committee's Second Report (Education Outside the Classroom), Sixth Report (National Skills Strategy: 14-19 Education) and Eighth Report (Teaching Children to Read) Session 2004-05

The Education and Skills Committee publishes its First Special Report, Government's Responses to the Committees Second Report (Education Outside the Classroom), Sixth Report (National Skills Strategy: 14-19 Education) and Eighth Report (Teaching Children to Read) Session 2004-05  at 10.00am on Thursday 21 July 2005.

Copies of the special report will be available from the Committee Assistant 0207 219 1376 or [email protected]. 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 4.00 pm on 21 July 2005.

All Committee publications and press releases are available on our website:

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/education_and_skills_committee.cfm

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.