Committee inquiries: Open calls for evidence

Committee inquiries that are accepting written submissions are listed below.

They have been grouped by their broad policy areas.

Policy areas:

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.

Active travel | Transport Committee | Open-ended

Financing energy infrastructure | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee | 3 April 2019

Future of audit | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee | Open-ended

Health of the bus market  | Transport Committee | Open-ended

Immersive and addictive technologies | Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee | Open-ended

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

The health of the bus market | Transport Committee | Open-ended

Appointment of Kathryn Cearns as Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification | Treasury Committee | Open-ended

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

The future of the UK’s financial services | Treasury Committee | Deadline Tuesday 30 April 2019

The impact of Business Rates on business | Treasury Committee | Deadline 2 April 2019

Drugs policy | Health and Social Care Committee | Deadline Monday 18 March 2019

Charging for pension transfer advice | Work and Pensions Committee | Open-ended

Lessons from the First World War Centenary | Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee | Deadline 15 March 2019

Local Government Finance and the 2019 Spending Review | Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee | 17 April 2019

Mental health of men and boys | Women and Equalities Committee | Open-ended

NHS Long-term Plan: legislative proposals | Health and Social Care Committee | 8 April 2019

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

Welfare safety net | Work and Pensions Committee | Open-ended

2017 Strategic Export Controls Annual Report | Committees on Arms Export Controls | Open-ended

Autocracies and UK Foreign Policy | Foreign Affairs Committee | Deadline 19 March 2019

Global Britain and India | Foreign Affairs Committee | Open-ended

Global Islamist Terrorism | Defence Committee | Open-ended

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

Statute of limitations – veterans protection  | Defence Committee | Open-ended

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Global media freedom | Foreign Affairs Committee | Open-ended

The impact of UK-EU arrangements on wider UK trade policy | International Trade Committee  | Open-ended

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

UK Defence and the Far East | Defence Committee | 17 May 2019

UK Response to Hybrid Threats | Defence Committee | Open-ended

The effectiveness and influence of the select committee system | Liaison Committee | Open-ended

Access to Financial Services | Scottish Affairs Committee | 25 March 2019

Accessing public services through the Government’s Verify digital system |  Public Accounts Committee | 15 March 2019

Adult health screening | Public Accounts Committee | 15 March 2019

Electoral Law | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | 20 May 2019

Fireworks | Petitions Committee | 8 April 2019

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

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2017-18 | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Open-ended

Strategic Leadership in the Civil Service: Building Future Capacity | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Open-ended 

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

The powers of the House of Commons to call for papers | Procedure Committee | Open-ended

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

The role of Parliament in the UK constitution |  Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Open-ended

The Role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Authorising the Use of Military Force | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Deadline 11 March 2019

The role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Mechanisms allowing Parliament to direct the Executive | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Open-ended

Tourism in Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland Affairs Committee | 4 April 2019

Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland | Scottish Affairs Committee | 12 April 2019

Wales and the Armed Forces | Welsh Affairs Committee | 4 April 2019

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

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

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

Commercial genomics | Science and Technology Committee |  26 April 2019

Draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee | Deadline 6 March 2019

Is Defra ready for Brexit? | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee | 20 March 2019

Planetary Health | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

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

The work of the biometrics commissioner and the forensic science regulator | Science and Technology Committee | Deadline 11 March 2019

Toxic Chemicals in Everyday LifeEnvironmental Audit Committee | Deadline 8 March 2019

UK Export Finance | Environmental Audit Committee | Open-ended

There are no open House of Lords calls for evidence at present.

Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill | Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill | Open-ended

Detention of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Open-ended

The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution | Joint Committee on Human Rights | Open-ended

There are currently no public bill committees accepting written evidence.

* 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. 

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