Committee inquiries: Open calls for evidence

Some select and joint committees (but not public bill committees) continue to accept written evidence after the initial call for evidence deadline has passed. Please refer to the relevant inquiry pages or contact committee staff for details of specific inquiries.

Commons Select Committee inquiries

Active travel | Transport Committee | Deadline 11 October 2018

Automation and the future of work inquiry | Business, Innovation, Strategy and Skills Committee | Deadline 24 August 2018

Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending | Science and Technology Committee | Deadline 28 September 2018

BBC pay | Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee | Open-ended

Benefit cap | Work and Pensions Committee | Open-ended

Brexit, trade and customs: implications for Wales | Welsh Affairs Committee | Deadline 29 August 2018

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee | Deadline 26 August 2018

Chinese Waste Import Ban | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

Digital Government | Science and Technology Committee | Deadline 24 September 2018

Energy drinks | Science and Technology Committee | Open-ended

Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC | Women and Equalities Committee | Deadline 5 October 2018

Forced displacement in Africa | International Development Committee | Deadline 21 September 2018

Global Britain and India | Foreign Affairs Committee | Deadline 3 September 2018

Global Britain: FCO Skills | Foreign Affairs Committee | Deadline 2 July 2018

Global Islamist Terrorism | Defence Committee | Open-ended

Hand car washes  | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

Health and social care and LGBT communities | Women and Equalities Committee | Deadline 5 October 2018

Health of the bus market  | Transport Committee | Deadline 24 September 2018

Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health | Science and Technology Committee | Open-ended 

Leasehold reform | Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee | Open-ended

Local roads funding and governance | Transport Committee | Open-ended

Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care | Defence Committee | Deadline 31 August 2018

Modern slavery | Home Affairs Committee | Deadline 7 September 2018

Nitrates | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

Pension costs and transparency | Work and Pensions Committee | Deadline 3 September 2018

Prison Population 2022: planning for the future | Justice Committee | Open-ended

Prison provision in Wales | Welsh Affairs Committee | Open-ended

Quantum technologies |  Science and Technology Committee | Open ended

Rail timetable changes | Transport Committee | Deadline 5 September 2018

Renewable energy in Wales | Welsh Affairs Committee | Deadline 5 September 2018

Sexual health | Health and Social Care Committee | Deadline 1 October 2018

Should there be a Commons Budget Committee? | Procedure Committee | Deadline 4 October 2018

Sport governance | Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee | Open-ended

Strategic Leadership in the Civil Service: Building Future Capacity  | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Deadline 13 September 2018

Sustainability of the fashion industry | Environmental Audit Committee | Deadline 3 September 2018

Technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets | Science and Technology Committee | Deadline 26 October 2018

The Changing Arctic | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

The future of the UK Overseas Territories | Foreign Affairs Committee | Deadline 3 September 2018

The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal  | Exiting the European Union Committee | Open-ended

The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK follow-up inquiry | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

UK aid for combating climate change | International Development Committee | Deadline 28 September 2018

UK Military Operations in Mosul and RaqqaDefence Committee | Open-ended

Universal Credit | Work and Pensions Committee | Deadline 5 September 2018

Lords Select Committee inquiries

Bribery Act 2010 | Bribery Act 2010 Committee | Deadline 31 July 2018

Intergenerational Fairness and Provision | Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee | Deadline 10 September 2018

Rural Economy | Rural Economy Committee | Deadline 10 September 2018

Brexit: the European Investment Bank | EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee | Deadline 14 September 2018

Future UK-EU transport arrangements | EU Internal Market Sub-Committee | Deadline 14 September 2018

Forensic Science | Science and Technology Committee | Deadline 14 September 2018

Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities | Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee | Deadline 9 October 2018

Joint Committee inquiries

Cyber Security: Critical National Infrastructure | Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy | Open-ended

Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Deadline 14 September 2018

Immigration detention | Joint Committee on Human Rights |  Deadline 7 September 2018

Proposal for a draft Human Rights Act 1998 (Remedial) Order 2019 | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Deadline 30 September 2018 

Proposal for a draft Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 (Remedial) Order 2018 | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Deadline 4 September 2018

Youth Detention: Solitary confinement and restraint | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Open-ended

20 years of the Human Rights Act | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Deadline 14 September 2018

Public Bill Committees

Offensive Weapons Bill | expected to report by 5.00pm on Thursday 13 September 2018*

Voyeurism (Offences) (No.2) Bill | expected to report by 5.00pm on Thursday 12 July 2018*

* Subject to the progress of a Bill in Committee, Bill Committees can report earlier than expected. Consequently, it is advisable to submit your evidence well in advance of the expected deadline. 

Further information

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For further details regarding a Select or Joint Committee inquiry please contact the relevant committee. Contact details can be found on the committee's main page.

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