Report Of The Parliamentary Select Committee On Aboriginal Tribes British Settlements

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Report From Select Committee On The Extinction Of Slavery Throughout The British Dominions

Author by : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Slavery
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Reports From The Select Committee Of The House Of Commons Appointed To Enquire Into The Present State Of The Affairs Of The East India Company Together With The Minutes Of Evidence An Appendix Of Documents And A General Index

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Pre Appointment Hearings By Select Committees

Author by : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Liaison Committee
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Description : Pre-appointment hearings by select Committees : First report session 2007 - 2008, report and annexes, together with formal Minutes


Sequence Based Classification Of Select Agents

Author by : National Research Council
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Description : Select Agents are defined in regulations through a list of names of particularly dangerous known bacteria, viruses, toxins, and fungi. However, natural variation and intentional genetic modification blur the boundaries of any discrete Select Agent list based on names. Access to technologies that can generate or 'synthesize' any DNA sequence is expanding, making it easier and less expensive for researchers, industry scientists, and amateur users to create organisms without needing to obtain samples of existing stocks or cultures. This has led to growing concerns that these DNA synthesis technologies might be used to synthesize Select Agents, modify such agents by introducing small changes to the genetic sequence, or create entirely new pathogens. Amid these concerns, the National Institutes of Health requested that the Research Council investigate the science and technology needed to replace the current Select Agent list with an oversight system that predicts if a DNA sequence could be used to produce an organism that should be regulated as a Select Agent. A DNA sequence-based system to better define when a pathogen or toxin is subject to Select Agent regulations could be developed. This could be coupled with a 'yellow flag' system that would recognize requests to synthesize suspicious sequences and serve as a reference to anyone with relevant questions, allowing for appropriate follow-up. Sequence-Based Classification of Select Agents finds that replacing the current list of Select Agents with a system that could predict if fragments of DNA sequences could be used to produce novel pathogens with Select Agent characteristics is not feasible. However, it emphasized that for the foreseeable future, any threat from synthetic biology and synthetic genomics is far more likely to come from assembling known Select Agents, or modifications of them, rather than construction of previously unknown agents. Therefore, the book recommends modernizing the regulations to define Select Agents in terms of their gene sequences, not by their names, and called this 'sequence-based classification.'


Select Committee Effectiveness Resources And Powers

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Liaison Committee
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Description : Drawing on reports from committees, evidence from outside observers and academic research, this report concludes that two years after the general election and the Wright reforms, the evidence is "broadly encouraging" - although committees face some obstacles and there is room for improvement. The "old doctrine by which ministers alone are accountable to Parliament for the conduct of their department is being stretched to implausibility and there is a need for a changed approach. It recommends that the Government engage with the Liaison Committee in a review of the relationship between Government and select committees with the aim of producing joint guidelines for departments and committees, which recognise ministerial accountability, the proper role of the Civil Service and the legitimate wish of Parliament for more effective accountability. The report also makes numerous recommendations for Committees, including: that they be forward-looking in scrutiny of departmental performance, devoting less effort to raking over the coals of past events unless there are lessons to be learnt; give more attention to the financial implications of departmental policy and how departments assess the effectiveness of their spending; experiment with different approaches to evidence-taking, broaden the range of witnesses, and make more use of commissioned research; follow up recommendations to ensure that reports have impact and report to the House at least once each Session on what has been done The Committee intends to ask the Backbench Business Committee for time for a debate in the House of Commons on a motion endorsing its conclusions and recommendations


Select Reviews

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Improving The Effectiveness Of Parliamentary Scrutiny A Select Committee Amendments B Explanatory Statements On Amendments C Written Parliamentary Questions

Author by : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Procedure Committee
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Description : This report builds on work undertaken in the previous Parliament. It contains three sets of recommendations which share a common aim of improving the effectiveness of parliamentary scrutiny. Firstly the Committee recommends that select committees be allowed to table in their own amendments to bills and motions on the floor of the House. Secondly it is recommended that during this Parliament Members and opposition spokespeople be encouraged to table explanatory statements on amendments to bills and that the Government use this facility to provide explanatory statements to clarify the origin of amendments and new clauses proposed on report. Thirdly the Committee recognises that whilst written parliamentary questions are a vital part of parliamentary scrutiny, there is a danger that their value is being eroded by the record numbers being tabled which also imposes significant costs on the public purse. The Committee therefore proposes a three month trial of applying a daily quota of five and an earlier deadline of 6.30 pm from Monday to Thursday and 2.30 pm on sitting Fridays to questions for written answer submitted electronically. They also recommend that, to assist Members, the Government deliver all answers to parliamentary questions to the Member concerned by email at the same time as the answer is delivered to the House


Report From The Select Committee On King S Printers Patent

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Senate Select Committee On Ethics

Author by : Mildred L. Amer
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Description : This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This report provides a brief history of the creation, evolution, activities, and membership of the Senate Select Comm. on Ethics. First established in 1964 as the Select Comm. on Standards and Conduct, it was renamed the Select Comm. on Ethics in 1977 when its jurisdiction and procedures were expanded to help implement revisions to the Senate Code of Official Conduct. Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Comm. Evolution and Background; (3) Jurisdiction; (4) The Senate Code of Conduct: First Code of Official Conduct; 1977, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2006, 2007 Revisions and Actions; (5) Procedural Reform: 1980, 1993, 1994, 1999 Actions; (6) Proposed Changes to the Senate Select Comm. on Ethics. Illustrations