Education and Skills Committee

26 October 2007




Post-16 Skills €” Government Response to the Committee's Ninth Report of Session 2006-07

The Work of the Education and Skills Committee

Creative Partnerships and the Curriculum

Publication of the Committee's Seventh and Eighth Special Reports and Eleventh Report of Session 2006-07

The Education and Skills Committee publishes its Seventh and Eighth Special Reports (HC 1101 and HC 1102) at 10.30am on Monday 29 October 2007 (Post-16 Skills: Government Response to the Committee's 9th Report of Session 2006-07 and The Work of the Education and Skills Committee).

The Committee also publishes a report on Creative Partnerships and the Curriculum, which will be published on Wednesday 31 October at 00.01 (one minute past midnight on Wednesday morning). (Eleventh Report from the Education and Skills Committee, Session 2006-07, HC 1034).

Copies of both special reports will be available for collection by Government departments, press and witnesses at 10.30 am on Monday 29 October from the reception desk, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Embargoed copies of the Eleventh Report will be available for collection by Government departments, press and witnesses at 10.30 am on Tuesday 30 October 2007 from the reception desk, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Alternatively an electronic pdf copy can be requested in advance from the Committee Secretary, Miss Susan Ramsay.

The reports 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 29 October and 00.01am on 31 October respectively.

NOTE FOR EDITORS:

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.