SUPPLEMENTARY MEMORANDUM BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL
BODIES COUNCIL (EBCO) (DSW 113(A))
I am aware that there has been further correspondence
between Malcolm Aickin and yourself concerning predominantly,
the evidence given to the Select Committee by ENTRUST.
I have to say I am somewhat concerned at the
comments made by Dr Aickin with reference to ebco. I submitted
evidence to the Committee as the standing Chairman of ebco and
I stand by the fact that relations between ourselves and ENTRUST
are constructive, professional and based on a mutual understanding
of the needs of Environmental Bodies and the Landfill Tax Credit
Scheme as a whole.
Dr Aickin in his comments to Q868 made reference
to the management and financing of ebco. I took over the role
of Chairman of ebco in the complete knowledge that it needed to
establish itself as a credible organisation, capable of delivering
tangible results within finite and reasonable budgets. One of
the first decisions I took was to maintain the level of expenditure
to absorb the overspend from the previous year, to illustrate
that the organisation could, and would, be managed properly.
Over the last five months the presence of ebco
has been enhanced considerably, operated within the budgets established
for the financial year and ebco has now proved itself worthy of
its role to represent Environmental Bodies. Far from unreasonably
restricting funds for its operation, ENTRUST has been receptive
to new initiatives which require additional funding and have been
supportive of the professional stance now taken by ebco.