Select Committee on Environmental Audit Eighth Report

The Committee consists of sixteen Members. It has a quorum of four. Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the Committee continue to be members of it for the remainder of the Parliament.

    The Committee has power:

      (a)  to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

      (b)  to appoint specialist advisers to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

      (c)  to communicate its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest to any committee appointed by this House or by the Lords; and

      (d)  to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments), or any sub-committee thereof, or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any sub-committee thereof, or with any committee appointed by the Lords, or any sub-committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or examining witnesses.

The membership of the Committee since its appointment on 10th November 1997

Mr John Horam, Chairman.

Mr Norman BakerRt Hon Michael Meacher
   (added 2.12.1997)    (added 19.12.1997)*
Mr Bob BlizzardMr Laurence Robertson
Mrs Helen BrintonMr Malcolm Savidge
Mr Cynog DafisMr Jonathan R. Shaw
   (added 17.11.1997) Mr Matthew Taylor
Mr Neil Gerrard   (added 17.11.1997,
   (added 24.1.1999)    discharged 2.12.1997)
Mr Dominic GrieveMr Gareth R. Thomas
Dr Brian IddonMr Paul Truswell
Mr Tim LoughtonJoan Walley

*The Minister for the Environment has ex-officio membership of the Committee in like manner to the Financial Secretary's membership of the Committee of Public Accounts.

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