Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Twelfth Report



The Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee is appointed under Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, and associated public bodies. It has a maximum of 17 members, with a quorum of 5. 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 either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the Committee's order of reference;

    (c)  to communicate to any committee appointed under the same Standing Order and to the European Scrutiny Committee, to the Committee of Public Accounts, to the Deregulation Committee and to the Environmental Audit Committee its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

    (d)  to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports, or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any sub-committee thereof for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence.

The Committee has power to appoint two sub-committees, to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before them and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of their proceedings. The sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under the same Standing Order or any sub-committee thereof, or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any sub-committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence. They have a quorum of three.




    The membership of the Committee since its nomination on 14 July 1997 has been:


Mr Andrew F Bennett Mr James Gray
Mr Thomas BrakeMr Philip Hammond (appointed 17/11/97)
Christine Butler                  (discharged 22/06/98)
Mr John CummingsMrs Eleanor Laing (appointed 22/06/98)
Mr Stephen Day (discharged 17/11/97) Mr Bill O'Brien
Mr Brian Donohoe Mr Bill Olner
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody Mr Eric Pickles (discharged 30/11/98)
Mrs Louise EllmanMr John Randall (appointed 20/07/98
Mr Howard Flight (discharged 20/07/98) Mr George Stevenson
Mr Clifford Forsythe Mr Graham Stringer
Mrs Teresa Gorman (appointed 30/11/98) Mr Alan Whitehead





 
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