Environmental Audit Committee Press Notice

27 June 2007



The Structure and Operation of Government and the Challenge of Climate Change

The Environmental Audit Committee announces its third evidence session in relation to its inquiry The Structure and Operation of Government and the Challenge of Climate Change. The details are as follows:

Tuesday 3 July:

10.20am Professor Tom Burke Environmental Policy Adviser to Rio Tinto plc and a Visiting Professor at Imperial and University Colleges, London

11.00am Guy Lodge, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research

11.30am Jonathan Brearley, Director, Office of Climate Change; Willy Rickett, Director General, Energy, DTI; and Mike Anderson, Director General, Climate Change Group, Defra

The Committee normally meets in a committee room at Westminster. These sessions are open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There are often last minute changes of room and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House. Those wishing to attend should check the venue by calling the committee office information line the day before the hearing on 020 7219 2033.

Notes for Editors

1. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) announced  its inquiry The Structure of Government and the Challenge of Climate Change on 23 April  2007. Details of all the Committee’s press releases and inquiries, together with its Reports, oral evidence and other publications, are available on the Committee’s Internet home page, which can be found at: www.parliament.uk/eacom

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 13 July 2005.