Education and Skills Committee

29 November 2006




Sustainable Schools

Wednesday 6 December 2006, 9.30 a.m. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from representatives from DfES, Partnership for Schools, and 4ps.

Citizenship Education

Monday 11 December 2006, 3.45 p.m. in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Education and Skills Select Committee will be taking formal oral evidence from Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain.

Followed by at 4.45 pm approximately: Mr Rajinder Singh Sandhu, Head Teacher, Guru Nanak Sikh Secondary School, Hillingdon; Rabbi Mark Kampf, Deputy Head, and Mr Tim Miller, Deputy Head, Jewish Free School, Kenton; and Mrs Rachel Allard, Head Teacher, The Grey Coat Hospital, Church of England Comprehensive School for Girls, Westminster.


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.