Publications - Education Committee

Committee publications include:

  • Reports
  • Responses to Reports
  • Correspondence
  • Other material related to the work of the Committee

Oral and written evidence is on the relevant inquiry pages.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.
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Oral and written evidence

A complete list of oral and written evidence relating to an inquiry can be found on the relevant inquiry page

Publication types

Visitors to the Education Committee Publications page can access two types of Report published by the Committee the differences between these are

  • Reports - Committee Reports produced by the Education Committee at the end of an inquiry and the associated written and oral evidence collected during the course of an inquiry
  • Special Reports - Government responses to reports published by the Committee

Oral evidence and other correspondence published by the Committee can also be found on this page by scrolling down to the appropriate section.

The Education Committee has also started using a new written evidence E-portal, which has changed the process of submitting and publishing evidence by the Committee. Written evidence connected to an inquiry will no longer be published on this page and can now be found on specific inquiry pages, under the heading written evidence.