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WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER 2000

Members present:

Mr John Horam, in the Chair

Mr David Chaytor
Mr Neil Gerrard
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jon Owen Jones
Mr Paul Keetch
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Jonathan R. Shaw
Mr Simon Thomas
Joan Walley

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That strangers be admitted during the examination of witnesses unless the Committee otherwise orders.–(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That persons and organisations submitting evidence have leave to publish it unless the Committee otherwise orders.–(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee visit the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels in January 2001 in its follow-up to its work on the integration of environmental considerations into other policy areas at a European level.–(The Chairman.)

Draft Report (Environmental Audit: the first parliament), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Report on Environmental Audit: the first parliament are published in the First Report from the Committee, Session 2000–01, HC 67-I , p lvii.)

Pre-Budget Report 2000: fuel duties: Mr Stephen Timms, a member of the House, Financial Secretary and Green Minister, and Mr Clive Maxwell, Head of the Environmental and Transport Tax Team, HM Treasury, were examined.

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 3 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the First Report from the Committee in Session 1999–2000 [EU policy and the environment: an agenda for the Helsinki Summit] be appended to the Report.–(The Chairman.)

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 4 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the Second Report from the Committee in Session 1999–2000 [World Trade and Sustainable Development: An Agenda for the Seattle Summit] be appended to the Report.–(The Chairman.)

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 4 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Third Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the Third Report from the Committee in Session 1999–2000 [Comprehensive Spending Review: Government Response and Follow-up] be appended to the Report.–(The Chairman.)

[Adjourned till Wednesday10 January 2001 at Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr John Horam, in the Chair

Sir Richard Body
Mrs Helen Brinton
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Jon Owen Jones
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Malcolm Savidge
Joan Walley

The Committee deliberated.

Pre-Budget Report 2000: fuel duties: Mr John Dawson, Policy Director, and Mr John Stubbs, Head of Technical Policy, Automobile Association; Mr Stephen Joseph, Director, Mr Alastair Hanton, Transport and Environment Taxation Group, and Mr Stephen Potter, Open University, Transport 2000, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 18 January at half past nine o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr John Horam, in the Chair

Mrs Helen Brinton
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Neil Gerrard
Mr Dominic Grieve
Joan Walley

The Committee deliberated.

Pre-Budget Report 2000: fuel duties: Mr John Munford, Director, BP Oil UK, and Mr Paul Beckwith, Fuel and Environment Manager, BP Oil; Mr Detlef Frank, Director of Science and Traffic Policy, and Mr Bernard Carey, Director, London Liaison Office, BMW; and Mr Malcolm Fergusson, Senior Fellow, Institute of European Environmental Policy, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 7 February at Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2001

Members present:

Mr John Horam, in the Chair

Mrs Helen Brinton
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Neil Gerrard
Mr Jon Owen Jones
Christine Russell
Mr Malcolm Savidge
Mr Simon Thomas

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 28 February at Five o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY

Members present:

Mr John Horam, in the Chair

Mrs Helen Brinton
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Neil Gerrard
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Malcolm Savidge
Mr Simon Thomas
Joan Walley

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (The Pre- Budget Report 2000: fuelling the debate), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Report on Pre-Budget Report 2000: fuelling the debate are published in the Second Report from the Committee, Session 2000–01,HC 71, p xlii.)

Water Prices and the Environment: Government response and follow-up: Mr Philip Fletcher, Director General of Water Services, Mr Mike Saunders, Director of Consumers Affairs, Ofwat, and Dr Bill Emery, Director of Costs and Performance Division and Chief Engineer, Office of Water Services (Ofwat), were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 14 March at Four o'clock.

WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH

Members present:

Mr John Horam, in the Chair

Mr David Chaytor
Mr Neil Gerrard
Mr Tim Loughton
Christine Russell
Mr Simon Thomas
Joan Walley

The Committee deliberated.

Budget 2001: Mr Stephen Timms, a member of the House, Financial Secretary and Green Minister, Mr Clive Maxwell, Head of the Environmental Tax Team, and Mr John Hall, Environmental Tax Team, were further examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 20 March at Four o'clock.

TUESDAY 20 MARCH

Members present:

Mr John Horam, in the Chair

Mrs Helen Brinton
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Tim Loughton
Mr Jon Owen Jones
Christine Russell
Mr Malcolm Savidge
Mr Simon Thomas
Joan Walley

The Committee deliberated.

Climate Change: the Kyoto Protocol (COP6): Rt Hon John Prescott, a member of the House, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, Rt Hon Michael Meacher, a member of the House and of the Committee and Minister for the Environment, Mr David Prout, Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Peter Betts, Head, Mr Dan Osgood, and Gabrielle Edwards, Global Atmosphere Division, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, were examined.

[Adjourned till a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman.


 
 
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