Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence



  The Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee is appointed under Standing Order No 152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and associated public bodies.

  The Committee consists of 17 Members. It has a quorum of five. 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 other committee appointed under the same Standing Order (or to the Committee of Public Accounts, the Deregulation Committee or the Environmental Audit Committee) its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest;

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

  The Committee has power to appoint two sub-committees and to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before them and their minutes of 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 and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under the same Standing Order or any sub-committee thereof for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence.

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

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


 
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