10. SELECT COMMITTEES
B. SELECT COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE, WORK,
13. Environmental Audit
The Committee was nominated on 12 November 1997.
It had 16 Members and held 7 meetings.
|Horam, Mr John (Chairman)||7
|Body, Sir Richard||1
|Brinton, Mrs Helen||5
|Chaytor, Mr David||7
|Gerrard, Mr Neil||5
|Grieve, Mr Dominic||5
|Jones, Mr Jon Owen||4
|Keetch, Mr Paul||1
|Loughton, Mr Tim||4
|1Meacher, Mr Michael||0
|Russell, Ms Christine||3
|Savidge, Mr Malcolm||4
|Sawford, Mr Phil||0
|Shaw, Mr Jonathan||1
|Thomas, Mr Simon||5
1The Minister for the Environment has ex officio
membership of the Committee
|2Overall attendance:||51.8 %
|Turnover of membership during the Session:
2Taking into account the Minister's position, actual
overall attendance in 2000-01 was 55.2%
Clerk of the Committee: Mr Fergus Reid, Deputy Principal
Clerk (Senior Structure Band 2) (Senior Clerk (Band A2)until 28.2.01).
Committee Assistant: Ms Tracy Herd, Higher Executive Officer (Band
Committee Specialists: Mr Eric Lewis (seconded from the National
Audit Office) (Grade 7); Miss Emma Downing (seconded from the
Library) (Band A3).
Secretary: Mrs Melanie Barklem, Secretary (Band D1).
Specialist Advisers during the Session
Mr Duncan Brack, Professor Paul Ekins, Mr Paul Herrington,
Mr Chris Hewett, Ms Julie Hill, Professor Gerald Manners, Mr Alastair
Fulton, Mr Alister Scott, Mr Neil Summerton and Mr David Wilkinson.
|Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:
| Number of appearances by:
| Cabinet Ministers
| Other Ministers
| Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of:
| Government departments
|Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
| public bodies and non-Ministerial departments
| Office of Water Services (Ofwat)
| Appearances by other witnesses
Visits to European Institutions
|24.1.01||European Parliament and European Commission, Brussels
||3||Meetings with the Environment Commissioner and the European Parliament Environment Committee
Reports and Minutes of Evidence
|First Report: Environmental Audit: the first parliament
||Cm 5098, published 27.3.01
|Minutes of Evidence and Appendices
|Second Report: The Pre-Budget Report 2000:fuelling the debate
|Minutes of Evidence and Appendices
|Minutes of Evidence with Appendices: Water Prices and the Environment: Government response and follow-up
|Minutes of Evidence: Budget 2001
|Minutes of Evidence: Climate Change: COP6
|Memoranda of Evidence: Renewable Energy
Government replies to Reports for Session 1999-2000
Reply to the Committee's First Report: EU Policy and the
Environment: An agenda for the Helsinki Summit, published
as HC 68 (8.1.01).
Reply to the Committee's Second Report: World Trade and Sustainable
Development: An agenda for the Seattle Summit, published as
HC 69 (8.1.01).
Reply to the Committee's Third Report: Comprehensive Spending
Review: Government response and follow-up, published as HC
Minutes of Proceedings
The Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 1999-2000
were published on 14.2.01 as HC 777, Session 1999-2000. The Minutes
of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 2000-01 will be published
HC 486, Session 2000-01.
The following Reports were debated in Westminster Hall:
Sixth Report, Session 1998-99,Greening Government Initiative
1999, Fifth Report, Session 1999-2000, Greening Government
Initiative: first annual report from the Green Ministers Committee;
and the joint Government response to the Reports (Cm 4819), 18.1.01.
Oral evidence was taken at 6 of the Committee's 7 meetings.
On none of these occasions was evidence was taken partly or wholly
|Inquiry||No. of oral evidence sessions
|Water prices and the environment: follow-up
|Climate Change: COP6