Environmental Audit Committee

27 March 2003 PRE-BUDGET REPORT 2002


27 March 2003 PRE-BUDGET REPORT 2002

PUBLICATION OF REPORT & PRESS CONFERENCE

The Environmental Audit Committee will publish its Fourth Report of Session 2002-03: Pre-Budget Report 2002, on Tuesday 1 April.  It will hold a press conference to launch the report at 12 noon on that day in Committee Room 6 at the Palace of Westminster. 

Embargoed copies will be available from 10am on Monday 31 March (please call by 4pm on Friday 28 March to reserve a copy: 020 219 6150).

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. 167.  The text of the Report will also be available from 3.30pm onwards on Tuesday 1 April 2003 on the Committee's Internet homepage:

Notes for Editors

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

2. Since its inception in 1997, the Environmental Audit Committee has regularly reviewed the progress made by the Treasury in placing environmental objectives at the heart of its fiscal policies. In doing so, it has taken as one of its reference point the Statement of Intent on Environmental Taxation which the Treasury released in July 1997.  The Committee's latest report examines the Government's Pre-Budget Report, Steering a steady course: Delivering stability, enterprise and fairness in an uncertain world, HM Treasury, November 2002, Cm 5664.