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

2017 Strategic Export Controls Annual Report | Committees on Arms Export Controls | 9 January 2018

Active travel | Transport Committee | Deadline 11 October 2018

Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending | Science and Technology Committee | Open-ended

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

Brexit, Science and Innovation: Preparations for 'No-Deal' | Science and Technology Committee | Open-ended

Capita's contracts with the Ministry of Defence | Public Accounts Committee | Open-ended

Chemicals Regulation after the UK has left the EU | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

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

Corporate governance: delivering on fair pay Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee | Open-ended

Consumers’ Access to Financial Services |  Treasury Committee | Open-ended

Court and Tribunal Reforms | Justice Committee | Deadline 11 March 2019

DFID's work on disability | International Development Committee | Deadline 22 February 2019

Digital Government | Science and Technology Committee | Open-ended

Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales | Welsh Affairs Committee | Deadline 24 October 2018

Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis | Health and Social Care Committee | 8 February 2019

Energy efficiency | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee | 17 January 2019

Funding and provision of local authorities’ children’s services | Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee | 18 December 2018

Future of audit | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee | 11 January 2019

Global Britain and India | Foreign Affairs Committee | Deadline 21 December 2018

Global Islamist Terrorism | Defence Committee | Open-ended

Governance of Statistics | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Open-ended

Immersive and addictive technologies |  Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee | 14 January 2019

INF Treaty withdrawal | Defence Committee | 8 January 2019

Implications of the EU withdrawal agreement and the backstop for Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland Affairs Committee | Deadline 21 January 2019

Inquiry on Department for International Trade’s support for exports | International Trade Committee | Open-ended

Islamophobia | Home Affairs Committee | 11 January 2019

IT failures in the financial services sector | Treasury Committee | Deadline 18 January 2018

Japanese Knotweed and the built environment | Science and Technology Committee (Commons) | Deadline 31 December 2018

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

Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care | Defence Committee | Open-ended

Mental health of men and boys | Women and Equalities Committee | 18 February 2019

Modern Methods of Construction | Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee | 30 January 2019

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2017-18 | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | 20 December 2018

Planetary Health |  Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

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

Renewable energy in Wales | Welsh Affairs Committee | Open-ended

Scrutiny of the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee | Open-ended

Special educational needs and disabilities |  Education Committee | Open-ended

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 | Open-ended

Technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets | Science and Technology Committee | Open-ended

The future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit | Scottish Affairs Committee | 11 January 2018

The Government's management of major projects | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Open-ended

The impact of UK-EU arrangements on wider UK trade policy | International Trade Committee  | 31 January 2018

The Macpherson Report: Twenty Years On | Home Affairs Committee | 16 January 2019

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

The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases | Women and Equalities Committee | Deadline 31 January 2019

UK Export Finance | Environmental Audit Committee | Deadline 4 January 2019

UK Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | International Development Committee | Deadline 1 February 2019

UK Response to Hybrid Threats | Defence Committee | Deadline 28 January 2019

UK trade in services International Trade Committee | Monday 21 January 2019

Welfare safety net | Work and Pensions Committee | Deadline 14 December 2018

Lords Select Committee inquiries

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear disarmament | International Relations Committee | Deadline 18 January 2019

Joint Committee inquiries

Detention of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Deadline 8 February 2019

Human Rights Protections in International AgreementsJoint Committee on Human Rights | Open-ended

Immigration Detention | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Open-ended

The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Deadline 31 January 2019

Public Bill Committees

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] | expected Report date is 5.00pm on Thursday 24 January 2019*

* 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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