21 July 2005
Public Expenditure on Education and Skills
Following the publication of the DFES annual report in June, the Education and Skills Committee is intending to undertake its annual review of expenditure issues, and will be taking evidence from the Secretary of State and from the Permanent Secretary of the DfES in October.
The Committee would welcome written submissions which should arrive no later than Monday 26 September. A guide for written submissions to the Committee may be found on the parliamentary website at:
A copy of the submission should be sent by e-mail to
[email protected] with an additional paper copy to:
Education and Skills Select Committee
House of Commons
London SW1P 3JA
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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.