Select Committee on Environmental Audit Minutes of Proceedings Report



Members present:

Mr Harold BestMr Tim Loughton
Mrs Helen BrintonMr Ian Lucas
Sue DoughtyMr Malcolm Savidge
Mr Mark FrancoisMr Simon Thomas
Mr Neil GerrardJoan Walley
Mr John HoramMr David Wright
Mr Jon Owen Jones

Members disclosed their pecuniary interests pursuant to the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992. No further declarations of interests were disclosed.[1]

Mr John Horam was called to the Chair.

Ordered, That the public be admitted during the examination of witnesses unless the Committee otherwise orders.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That those who submit Memoranda to the Committee, other than Government Departments, have leave to publish them in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 135(1) except in cases of extreme sensitivity where the Clerk is authorised to refer the matter to the Committee.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the uncorrected transcripts of oral evidence given by Ministers of the Crown, unless the Committee orders otherwise, be published on the Internet.-(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into Departmental Responsibilities for Sustainable Development.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into Sustainable Energy.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the Committee do hold an informal seminar.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the Committee do seek the approval of the Liaison Committee for the expenditure in connection with the said seminar.

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 2 read and agreed to.

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

Ordered, That the Government's response to the First Report from the Committee in the last Parliament, Session 2000-2001 [The Pre-Budget Report 2000: Fuelling the Debate] be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman.)

The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 17 October at Four o'clock.

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