The Environmental Audit Committee
The Environmental Audit Committee is appointed by
the House of Commons to consider to what extent the policies and
programmes of government departments and non-departmental public
bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable
development; to audit their performance against such targets as
may be set for them by Her Majesty's Ministers; and to report
thereon to the House.
Mr Peter Ainsworth MP (Conservative, East Surrey)
Mr Gregory Barker MP (Conservative, Bexhill and Battle)
Mr Harold Best MP (Labour, Leeds North West)
Mr Colin Challen MP (Labour, Morley and Rothwell)
Mr David Chaytor MP (Labour, Bury North)
Mrs Helen Clark MP (Labour, Peterborough)
Sue Doughty MP (Liberal Democrat, Guildford)
Mr Mark Francois MP (Conservative, Rayleigh)
Mr John Horam MP (Conservative, Orpington)
Mr Jon Owen Jones MP (Labour, Cardiff Central)
Mr Ian Lucas MP (Labour, Wrexham)
Rt hon. Michael Meacher MP (Labour, Oldham West & Royton)
Mr Malcolm Savidge MP (Labour, Aberdeen North)
Mr Simon Thomas MP (Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion)
Joan Walley MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North)
David Wright MP (Labour, Telford)
The constitution and powers are set out in House
of Commons Standing Orders, principally Standing Order No. 152A.
These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet
A list of Reports of the Committee in the present
Parliament is at the back of this volume.
The current staff of the Committee are: Jessica Mulley
(Clerk); Emma Downing (Committee Specialist); Eric Lewis (Committee
Specialist); Anna O'Rourke (Committee Assistant); and Caroline
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk,
Environmental Audit Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London
SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219
6150; the Committee's e-mail address is: email@example.com.
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated by page number as