Environmental Audit Committee

25 June 2003


EVIDENCE SESSIONS

Tuesday 1st July:    Budget 2003 and Aviation

As part of its inquiry into The Budget 2003 and Aviation, the Environmental Audit Committee will be taking oral evidence from:

12.45pm    Rt Hon. Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Transport

Wednesday 2nd July:    Greening Government and Timber Procurement

3.50pm    Fiona Mactaggart, Green Minister, Home Office and Home Office officials

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.  Room allocations are subject to change at short notice.  Please call the Committee Information Line on: 020 7219 2033 for confirmation nearer the time.

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Notes for Editors

1.    The Committee announced its inquiry into The Budget 2003 and Aviation on 1st April 2003.  The press notice can be found on the Committee's web site at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm

The Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2002-03, Pre-Budget Report 2002, HC 167, included an analysis of the Treasury's environmental tax strategy and the approach it has adopted with regard to monetary valuation.    The present inquiry carries forward these issues in the specific context of aviation, and focuses on the recent HMT/DfT discussion docume