Select Committee on Environmental Audit First Report


ANNEXES

ADraft Bill: Environmental Audit: a Bill to provide for an Environmental Auditor General and connected purposes
BVisit to Canada:- Ottawa and Toronto
Environmental audit in Canada
CActivity of the Committee
DImpact of the Committee




ANNEX A

DRAFT BILL: ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT

1. The Bill set out below is intended to:

    - Give the Comptroller and Auditor General the duty to (a) report on departments' environmental impacts within the conduct of existing value for money studies where relevant, and (b) report on departmental performance against relevant targets for the promotion of sustainable development set by Her Majesty's Ministers.

    - Establish an Environmental Auditor General as an new independent office within the National Audit Office to (a) assist in implementing the environmental dimension of value for money studies, and (b) carry out studies of departmental performance against relevant targets for the promotion of sustainable development, including reporting to the House of Commons, on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

    - Establish the Environmental Audit Committee as the Committee to which the Environmental Auditor General relates in like manner to the Comptroller and Auditor General's relationship to the Committee of Public Accounts.

2. The draft Bill is as follows.







 
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