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Green economy inquiry

Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded and Report and Government response published

The Committee examined the concept of a green economy in the UK, what it should look like, and how it will help deliver sustainable development. The Committee also wishes to examine the barriers preventing the transition to a green economy and the Government’s role in tackling these and creating the conditions necessary for a green economy to thrive.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

Inquiry timeline

Find further information including details of oral evidence taken on the green economy timeline.

Select Committee Inquiries

Select Committees carry out inquiries on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the government.