Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Eleventh Report



The Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee is appointed to examine on behalf of the House of Commons the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (and any associated public bodies). Its constitution and powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No. 152.

The Committee has a maximum of seventeen members, of whom the quorum for any formal proceedings is five. The members of the Committee are appointed by the House and unless discharged remain on the Committee until the next dissolution of Parliament. The membership of the Committee when the Report was agreed was as follows[1]:

    Hilary Benn MP (Labour, Leeds Central)[2]
    Andrew F Bennett MP (Labour, Denton and Reddish)[3]
    Sir Paul Beresford MP (Conservative, Mole Valley)[4]
    Crispin Blunt MP (Conservative, Reigate)[5]
    Thomas Brake MP (Liberal Democrat, Carshalton and Wallington)[3]
    Christine Butler MP (Labour, Castle Point)[3]
    John Cummings MP (Labour, Easington)[3]
    Jeffrey M Donaldson MP (Ulster Unionist, Lagan Valley)[6]
    Brian H Donohoe MP (Labour, Cunninghame South)[3]
    Gwyneth Dunwoody MP (Labour, Crewe and Nantwich)[3]
    Louise Ellman MP (Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool Riverside)[3]
    Teresa Gorman MP (Conservative, Billericay)[7]
    Stephen Ladyman MP (Labour, Thanet South)[8]
    Anne McIntosh MP (Conservative, Vale of York)[9]
    Bill O'Brien MP (Labour, Normanton)[3]
    Bill Olner MP (Labour, Nuneaton)[3]
    George Stevenson MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South)[3]

On 15 July 1997, the Committee resolved that Andrew F Bennett or Gwyneth Dunwoody would be called to the Chair as it saw fit.

The Committee has the power to appoint Sub-committees, require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, and to make Reports to the House. The Sub-committees have the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, and to make Reports to the Committee.

The Committee and Sub-committees may meet at any time (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved) and at any place within the United Kingdom. The Committee and Sub-committees may meet concurrently with other committees or sub-committees established under Standing Order No. 152 and with the House's European Scrutiny Committee (or any of its sub-committees) or the Environmental Audit Committee for the purpose of deliberating, taking evidence or considering draft reports. The Committee may exchange documents and evidence with any of these committees, as well as with the House's Public Accounts and Deregulation Committees.

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 at http://www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/etrahome.htm.

All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 3266/1353; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected]


1  Stephen Day MP (Conservative, Cheadle), was appointed on 14 July 1997 and discharged on 17 November 1997; Philip Hammond MP (Conservative, Runnymede and Weybridge) was appointed on 17 November 1997 and discharged on 22 June 1998; Howard Flight MP (Conservative, Arundel and South Downs) was appointed on 14 July 1997 and discharged on 20 July 1998; Eric Pickles MP (Conservative, Brentwood and Ongar) was appointed on 14 July 1997 and discharged on 30 November 1998; Eleanor Laing MP (Conservative, Epping Forest) was appointed on 22 June 1998 and discharged on 5 July 1999; Alan Whitehead MP (Labour, Southampton, Test) was appointed on 14 July 1997 and discharged on 6 December 1999; Graham Stringer MP (Labour, Manchester Blackley) was appointed on 14 July 1997 and discharged on 13 December 1999; John Randall MP (Conservative, Uxbridge) was appointed on 20 July 1998 and discharged on 21 February 2000; Clifford Forsythe MP (Ulster Unionist, Antrim South) was appointed on 14 July 1997, deceased 27 April 2000; James Gray MP (Conservative, Wiltshire North) was appointed on 14 July 1997, discharged 13 December 2000. Back

2   Appointed 6 December 1999 Back

3   Appointed 14 July 1997. Back

4   Appointed 13 December 2000 Back

5   Appointed 21 February 2000 Back

6   Appointed 12 June 2000 Back

7   Appointed 30 November 1998 Back

8   Appointed 13 December 1999 Back

9   Appointed 5 July 1999 Back


 
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