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) (Chairman)
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 and Lonsdale)
Mr David Howarth, MP (Liberal Democrat, Cambridge)
Mr Nick Hurd, MP (Conservative, Ruislip Northwood)
Mr Mark Lazarowicz, MP (Labour/Co-operative, Edinburgh North
Mr Shahid Malik, MP (Labour, Dewsbury)
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 & Holderness)
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);
Sara Howe (Second Clerk); Richard Douglas (Committee Specialist);
Oliver Bennett (Committee Specialist); Louise Smith (Committee
Assistant); Caroline McElwee (Secretary); and Jonathan Wright
(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