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) (Chairman)
Mr Gregory Barker MP (Conservative, Bexhill and Battle)
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 & Royton)
Mr Malcolm Savidge MP (Labour, Aberdeen North)
Mr Mark Simmonds MP (Conservative, Boston and Skegness)
Mr Simon Thomas MP (Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion)
Joan Walley MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North)
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
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].