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Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Lord President of the Council if he will list the reports published by each of the Select

CommitteeSessionReportDate of PublicationGovernment Observations
Agriculture1979–80First24.7.8014.11.80 and 24.7 81
1980–81First2.7.8122.10.81 and 17.12.81
1980–81Second2.7.8122.10.81
Defence1979–80First5.6.8020.8.80
1979–80SecondX3.6.8013.11.80
1979–80Third28.10.807.1.81
1980–81First2.4.8110.6.81
1980–81Second15.5.8114.8.81
1980–81Third23.6.8116.11.81
1980–81Fourth25.6.81
Education Science and Arts1979–80First20.5.807.8.80
1979–80Second10.6.80No reply required
1979–80Third18.8.80No Government response
1979–80Fourth14.10.8028.4.81
1979–80Fifth28.10.8022.1.81 and 27.7.81
1980–81First13.4.81No Government response
1980–81Second29.4.8126.11.81
1980–81Third18.5.81
Employment1979–80First11.9.80 X6.8.8021.11.80
1979–80Second12.11.80 X4.11.805.12.80
1980–81First10.3.81 X29.1.8121.5.81
1980–81Second11.1.82 X22.7.8115.2.82
1980–81Third5.8.81 X22.7.81
Energy1979–80NIL
1980–81First18.2.8127.7.81
1980–81Second28.7.8115.2.82
1980–81Third28.10.81
Environment1979–80First27.8.80 X29.7.8015.12.80
1980–81First18.12.80No reply required
1980–81Second14.7.808.10.81
1980–81Third28.8.81 X31.7.8127.11.81
European Legislation1979–8046It is not the practice for the Government to reply to the Committee's reports.
1980–8134
Foreign Affairs1979–80First3.7.8014.6.80
1979–80Second28.5.80No reply required
1979–80Third29.7.807.8.80
1979–80Fourth16.9.8020.1.81
1979–80Fifth11.9.8022.10.80
1980–81First30.1.8111.12.81
1980–81Second24.4.8111.12.81
1980–81Third4.8.8114.10.81
1980–81Fourth22.7.8118.9.81
1980–81Fifth23.7.8123.9.81
1980–81Sixth30.9.811.12.81
1980–81Seventh28.8.81
Home Affairs1979–80First5.3.8010.3.80
1979–80Second20.5.805.6.80 and 14.7.80
1979–80Third10.7.8011.11.80
1979–80Fourth6.8.80Law changed by repeal of 'Sus' Law.
1979–80Fifth5.9.80
1980–81First10.12.8031.3.81
1980–81Second2.4.81No reply required
1980–81Third21.5.8121.7.81
1980–81Fourth23.7.818.12.81
1980–81Fifth6.8.8126.1.82
Services1979–80First20.11.79No reply required

Committees in the last two Sessions of Parliament, the date of publication and the date of publication of the Government's observations.

Committee

Session

Report

Date of Publication

Government Observations

1979–80Second20.2.80No reply required
1979–80Third30.7.80No reply required
1979–80Fourth30.7.80No reply required
1980–81First15.7.81No reply required
1980–81Second15.7.81No reply required
Industry and Trade1979–80First25.3.80No reply required
1979–80Second17.7.805.12.80
1979–80Third22.8.8018.12.80
1979–80Fourth22.8.80No reply required
1980–81First12.2.8121.5.81
1980–81Second14.4.8115.7.81
1980–81Third8.5.81No reply required
1980–81Fourth10.6.814.8.81
1980–81Fifth30.7.816.11.81
PCA1979–80First20.3.8020.3.81
1979–80Second25.6.80
1979–80Third31.7.8015.4.81
1979–80Fourth5.12.80June 1981
1980–81First31.7.8125.1.82
1980–81Second3.12.8127.1.82
Privileges1979–80None
1980–81First7.4.81No reply required
Procedure1979–80None
1980–81First23.9.8115.2.82
Public Accounts1979–80First12.9.7912.12.79
1979–80Second12.9.7912.12.79
1979–80Third13.12.7912.2.80
1979–80Fourth13.2.8016.4.80
1979–80Fifth2.4.8031.7.80
1979–80Sixth23.4.805.6.80/20.6.80
1979–80Seventh23.4.8015.7.80
1979–80Eighth21.5.8021.10.80
1979–80Ninth21.5.8021.10.80
1979–80Tenth28.2.8021.10.80
1979–80Eleventh4.6.8021.10.80
1979–80Twelth25.6.8021.10.80
1979–80Thirteenth4.6.8021.10.80
1979–80Fourteenth2.7.8021.10.80
1979–80Fifteenth16.7.808.1.81
1979–80Sixteenth3.7.808.1.81
1979–80Seventeenth11.9.808.1.81
1979–80Eighteenth19.9.808.1.81
1979–80Nineteenth23.10.808.1.81
1979–80Twentieth11.9.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-First11.9.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Second12.11.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Third5.11.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Fourth29.10.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Fifth5.11.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Sixth5.11.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Seventh29.10.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Eighth23.10.808.1.81
1979–80Twenty-Ninth29.10.808.1.81
1979–80Thirtieth12.11.808.1.81
1979–80Thirty-First23.10.808.1.81
1979–80Thirty-Second12.11.808.1.81
1979–80Thirty-Third19.9.808.1.81
1979–80Thirty-Fourth5.11.808.1.81
1979–80Thirty-Fifth2.12.808.1.81
1980–81First Special4.3.81
1980–81First3.3.8117.11.81
1980–81Second3.3.8121.10.81
1980–81Third24.6.8117.11.81
1980–81Fourth24.6.8117.11.81
1980–81Fifth3.6.8117.11.81
1980–81Sixth3.6.8117.11.81
1980–81Seventh24.6.8121.10.81
1980–81Eighth1.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Ninth1.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Tenth8.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Eleventh22.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Twelth22.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Thirteenth21.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Fourteenth22.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Fifteenth30.7.8117.11.81
1980–81Sixteenth24.9.8117.11.81
1980–81Seventeenth24.9.8117.11.81

Committee

Session

Report

Date of Publication

Government Observations

Scottish Affairs1979–80First21.3.80 X15.2.8020.2.80
1979–80Second28.8.8017.3.80
1980–81First8.1.8126.6.81
1980–81Second2.4.816.5.81
Social Services1979–80First4.6.809.12.80
1979–80Second16.7.803.12.80
1979–80Third5.8.802.12.80
1980–81First27.1.8126.2.81
1980–81Second26.2.8123.2.82
1980–81Third22.7.8123.12.81
1980–81Fourth6.10.812.2.82
Statutory Instruments Joint1979–8043 reportsThe Government do not usually reply to the Committee's reports
Committee1980–8132 reports
Statutory Instruments Select1979–8040 reportsThe Government do not usually reply to the Committee's reports
Committee1980–8126 reports
Sound BroadcastingNo reports made in either session.
Transport1979–80First12.6.809.12.80
1979–80Second3.7.809.12.80
1980–81First17.12.8018.5.81
1980–81Second6.3.81
1980–81Third2.6.8111.2.82
1980–81Fourth31.7.8111.2.82
1980–81Fifth31.7.8111.2.82
Treasury and Civil Service1979–80First6.2.8016.4.80
1979–80Second8.7.80 X2.5.80see debate in House, 7 May 1981 c. 289
1979–80Third5.8.80Reply not required
1979–80Fourth5.8.80Reply not required
1979–80Fifth14.8.8018.11.80
1980–81First22.1.8112.2.81
1980–81Second18.12.80Reply not required
1980–81Third4.3.81Reply not required
1980–81Fourth2.4.8120.10.81
1980–81FifthX8.4.81 6.5.81Reply not required
1980–81Sixth24.7.8112.11.81
1980–81Seventh30.7.81Reply not required
1980–81Eighth12.8.8112.11.81
Welsh Affairs1979–80First31.7.801.12.80
1980–81First18.12.805.2.81
1980–81SecondX24.7.81 20.8.8121.1.82
X=Xerox

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will list the number of witnesses from Government Departments who have appeared before each of the new Select Committees since their appointment; what is the number of times they have given evidence; and if he will list their departmental grade.

Details of the number of witnesses—excluding Ministers of the Crown—from Government Departments; the number of times they have given evidence; and their departmental grades are given in the following tables.

Department and Departmental GradesNumber of witnessesNumber of appearances
AGRICULTURE4148
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Senior Principal,
Principal,
Chief Scientist, Agriculture and Horticulture,
Director General, ADAS,
Deputy Director General, ADAS,
Senior Officer, ADAS,
Regional Surveyor, ADAS,
Liverstock Husbandry Adviser,
Assistant Chief Veterinary Officer,
Senior Economic Adviser,
Assistant Economic Advisor,
Senior Dairy Husbandry Advisory Officer,
Poultry Husbandry Specialist,
Pig Husbandry Adviser,
Deputy Regional Veterinary Officer,
Senior Medical Officer,
Scientific Adviser,
Forestry Commissioner for Administration and Finance,
Director of Private Forestry.
DEFENCE101155
Permanent Under Secretary of State,
Chief of Defence Procurement,
Scientific Adviser,
Deputy Under Secretary of State,
Assistant Under Secretary of State,
Assistant Secretary,
Director,
Deputy Director,
Vice Admiral,
Rear Admiral,
Captain, RN,
General,
Major General,
Brigadier,
Colonel,
Air Chief Marshal,
Air Vice Marshal,
Air Commodore,
Group Captain.
EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND ARTS87147
Department and Departmental GradesNumber of witnessesNumber of appearances
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Principal,
Senior Executive Officer,
Senior Chief Inapector,
Chief Inspector,
Divisional Inspector,
Staff Inspector,
Her Majesty's Inspector,
Chief Engineer and Scientist,
Chief Executive (MSC),
Acting Director of Treasury (MSC),
Department of Industry Chief Executive.
EMPLOYMENT1414
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Principal,
Senior Executive Officer,
Chief Statistician,
Departmental Solicitor,
Chief Wages Inspector,
Principal Research Officer.
ENERGY3569
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Principal,
Senior Economic Adviser.
ENVIRONMENT912
Deputy Secretary (Housing),
Principal Finance Officer,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Senior Economic Adviser.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS67131
Permanent Secretary/Permanent Under-Secretary,
Deputy Secretary/Deputy Under Secretary,
Under Secretary/Assistant Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Senior Principal,
Principal,
Legal Counsellor,
Second Legal Adviser.
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT SUB-COMMITTEE4580
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary/Deputy Under Secretary,
Under Secretary/Assistant Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Senior Principal,
Principal,
Deputy Chief Scientific Officer,
Senior Economic Adviser,
Economic Adviser,
Statistics Adviser.
HOME AFFAIRS3442
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Principal,
Chief Inspector of Constabulary,
Assistant Legal Adviser.
RACE RELATIONS AND IMMIGRATION SUB-COMMITTEE6376
Department and Departmental GradesNumber of witnessesNumber of appearances
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Principal,
Chief Medical Officer,
Deputy Chief Medical Officer,
Chief Inspector of Schools,
Staff Inspector of Schools,
Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools,
Assistant Legal Adviser,
Senior Legal Assistant.
INDUSTRY AND TRADE3755
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Rear Admiral,
Assistant Secretary,
Principal,
Deputy Chief Scientific Officer,
Engineer Surveyor-in-Chief,
Principal Surveyor,
Senior Principal Scientific Officer,
Economic Adviser,
Chief Executive Officer,
Assistant Solicitor.
SCOTTISH AFFAIRS3953
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Senior Principal,
Principal,
Economic Advisers.
SOCIAL SERVICES2944
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Deputy Chief Medical Officer,
Deputy Chief Nursing Officer,
Chief Scientist,
Senior Principal Medical Officer,
Principal.
TRANSPORT2644
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Principal,
Senior Economic Adviser.
TREASURY AND CIVIL SERVICE38103
Government Adviser,
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary.
TREASURY AND CIVIL SERVICE SUB-COMMITTEE4250
Government Adviser,
Permanent Secretary,
Head of the Government Accountancy Service,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Major-General,
Higher Executive Officer,
Executive Officer.
WELSH AFFAIRS3457
Department and Departmental GradesNumber of witnessesNumber of appearances
Permanent Secretary,
Deputy Secretary,
Under Secretary,
Assistant Secretary,
Senior ADAS Officer (Wales),
Senior Principal,
Principal,
Economic Adviser,
Superintending Engineer,
HMI Inspector.