Environmental Audit Committee

5 December 2007 NEW EVIDENCE SESSION


5 December 2007 NEW EVIDENCE SESSION

2007 Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review

This is the third evidence session on 2007 Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review.

Wednesday 12 December 2007, Committee Room 16

10.20am Angela Eagle MP, Exchequer Secretary, Rebecca Lawrence, Head of Energy, Environment and Agriculture Team, Lindsey Whyte, Head of Environment & Transport Tax Team, H M Treasury

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Notes for Editors:

The Committee announced this inquiry on 24 October, following publication of the 2007 Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review - Meeting the aspirations of the British people - the week before. This continues the tradition of annual inquiries into the Treasury's Pre-Budget Reports (PBRs) which EAC has conducted since its inception in 1997. In this inquiry, the Committee is likely to focus primarily on: environmental taxation and spending; new Public Service Agreements; and support for Carbon Capture and Storage.

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