The Environmental Audit Committee is appointed by
the House of Commons to consider to what extent the policies and
programmes of government departments and non-departmental public
bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable
development; to audit their performance against such targets as
may be set for them by Her Majesty's Ministers; and to report
thereon to the House.
Mr John Horam MP (Conservative, Orpington)
Mr Gregory Barker MP (Conservative, Bexhill and
Mr Harold Best MP (Labour, Leeds North West)
Mr Colin Challen MP (Labour, Morley and Rothwell)
Mrs Helen Clark MP (Labour, Peterborough)
Sue Doughty MP (Liberal Democrat, Guildford)
Mr Mark Francois MP (Conservative, Rayleigh)
Mr Neil Gerrard MP (Labour, Walthamstow)
Mr Jon Owen Jones MP (Labour, Cardiff Central)
Mr Ian Lucas MP (Labour, Wrexham)
Rt Hon. Michael Meacher MP (Labour, Oldham West
Mr Malcolm Savidge MP (Labour, Aberdeen
Mr Mark Simmonds MP (Conservative, Boston and
Mr Simon Thomas MP (Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion)
Joan Walley MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent
David Wright MP (Labour, Telford)
The constitution and powers are set out in House
of Commons Standing Orders, principally Standing Order No. 152A.
These are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.
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 www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/eahome.htm. A list
of Reports of the Committee since 1997 is printed on the inside
front cover of this volume.
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated by the page number
as in 'Ev 12'.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk,
Environmental Audit Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London
SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219
6150; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected].