Environmental Audit Committee

8 May 2003 Export Credits Guarantee Department and Sustainable Development

8 May 2003 Export Credits Guarantee Department and Sustainable Development

The Environmental Audit Committee will be examining the ways in which the Export Credits Guarantee Department incorporates sustainable development principles into its activities.  In particular, the Committee’s inquiry will address:

1. The extent to which ECGD’s policies and operations reflect the Government’s commitment to  environmental protection and sustainable development;

2. The extent to which ECGD’s revised mission statement and the development of its Statement of Business Principles have led to changes in the ways in which ECGD incorporates sustainable development considerations into its operations and activities;

3. The ways in which the transition to a trading fund may affect transparency, particularly in relation to environmental information; and

4. The scope and need for further reform for further integration of sustainable development principles.

As part of this inquiry, the Committee will be taking oral evidence as follows:

WEDNESDAY 14th MAY at 3.50 pm:

(i) Friends of the Earth   (ii) WWF (at approximately 4.40 pm)

WEDNESDAY 21st MAY at 10.15 am:

Export Credits Guarantee Department

This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis in a Committee Room in the House of Commons.  Please call the Committee Information Line on: 020 7219 2033 for further details, including the precise room number, nearer the time.

Notes for Editors

1. Details of all the Committee's inquiries, together with its Reports and other publications, are available on the internet at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm