EAC 25.01.05

Environmental Audit Committee

25 January 2005
Press Release - for immediate use

Environmental Audit Committee

25 January 2005
Press Release - for immediate use


Housing: Building a Sustainable Future

Housing: Building a Sustainable Future will be published as the Committee's First Report, HC 135-I, at 00.01 on Sunday 30 January 2005.

Copies of the Report will be sent to all those who gave written or oral evidence to the Committee's inquiry on Monday 31 January.  If witnesses do not require the second volume please let us know. Organisations and representatives of the media may arrange, by telephoning 020 7219 6150 in advance, to collect copies of the Report from the Reception at 7 Millbank from 10am that same day. 

Embargoed PDF copies of this Report will be available to the media and to those who gave evidence to the Committee on request.  These PDF copies will go out from 10am on Friday 28 January and are embargoed until 00.01 on Sunday 30 January.  Those requesting hard copies of the Report under embargo are asked to contact the office in the same way.

Once the Report has been published, copies can be obtained from TSO outlets and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting House of Commons No. 135-I.

The text of the Report will also be available from approximately 10am onwards, on Monday 31 January, on the Committee's Internet homepage:


Contact details

Press enquiries:
Jessica Bridges Palmer 020 7219 0718 (office)/ 07841 737 349(mob)

Other enquiries:
Elena Ares 020 7219 4102

Notes for Editors

The Environmental Audit Committee
Under the terms of the Standing Order No. 152A the Environmental Audit Committee is 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." The Committee was set up on 16 July 2001.


Chairman: Mr Peter Ainsworth MP
Mr Gregory Barker MP
Sue Doughty, MP
Mr John McWilliam, MP
Mr Harold Best, MP
Mr Elliot Morley , MP*  
Mr Malcolm Savidge, MP
Mr Colin Challen, MP
Mr Mark Francois, MP
Mr Simon Thomas, MP
Mr David Chaytor, MP
Mr Paul Flynn, MP
Joan Walley, MP
Mrs Helen Clark, MP
Mr John Horam, MP
David Wright, MP

* The Minister for the Environment has ex-officio membership of the Committee in like manner to the Financial Secretary's membership of the Committee of Public Accounts.