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 Tim Yeo, MP (Conservative, South Suffolk)
Ms Celia Barlow, MP (Labour, Hove)
Mr Martin Caton, MP (Labour, Gower)
Mr Colin Challen, MP (Labour, Morley and Rothwell)
Mr David Chaytor, MP (Labour, Bury North)
Mr Tim Farron, MP (Liberal Democrat, Westmorland
Mr David Howarth, MP (Liberal Democrat, Cambridge)
Mr Nick Hurd, MP (Conservative, Ruislip Northwood)
Mr Ian Pearson, MP (Labour, Dudley South) [ex-officio]
Mr Mark Pritchard, MP (Conservative, Wrekin, The)
Mrs Linda Riordan, MP (Labour, Halifax)
Mr Graham Stuart, MP (Conservative, Beverley &
Ms Emily Thornberry, MP (Labour, Islington South
Dr Desmond Turner, MP (Labour, Brighton, Kempton)
Mr Ed Vaizey, MP (Conservative, Wantage)
Joan Walley, MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North)
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: Mike Hennessy
(Clerk); Richard Douglas (Committee Specialist); Oliver Bennett
(Committee Specialist); Louise Combs (Committee Assistant); Caroline
McElwee (Secretary); and Robert Long (Senior Office Clerk).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
in 'Ev12'. number HC *-II