Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2007-08

21 October 2008


CLIMATE CHANGE: INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY POST-2012: INQUIRY UPDATE

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided not to continue with its inquiry into Climate change: International climate policy post-2012.

On 3 October the Prime Minister created a new Department of Energy and Climate Change. Among the responsibilities of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that passed to the new Department were those relating to climate change. The Committee's task is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of Defra on behalf of the House. Given this change in its remit, the Committee agreed on 7 October not to proceed further with the inquiry. The written evidence received has been sent to the House of Commons Library.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. Further details about this inquiry can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efra_climate_change_post_2012.cfm

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