Education and Skills Committee

14 December 2004

Every Child Matters

Monday 20 December, 3.45 pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

The Committee will be taking evidence from:

Cllr James Kempton, Vice-Chair, Children and Young People’s Board, Local Government Association/Deputy Leader, Islington Council

John Coughlan, Co-chair, Children and Families Committee, Association of Directors of Social Services

Dame Gill Morgan, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

Chief Constable Terry Grange, Dyfed-Powys Police

David Hawker, Incoming Chair, Association of Directors of Education and Children’s Services and Director of Children, Families & Schools, Brighton & Hove City Council

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.