Environmental Audit Committee Press Notice

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLICATION

Pre-Budget Report 2008: Green Fiscal Policy in a recession: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2008-09

Pre-Budget Report 2008: Green Fiscal Policy in a recession: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2008-09 will be published as the Environmental Audit Committee’s Fourth Special Report of Session 2008-09, HC 563, at 11.00am on Monday 8th June 2009.

Copies of the Report will be posted to all those who gave written or oral evidence to the Committee’s original inquiry.

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. HC 563.

The text of the Report will be available on the Committee’s Internet homepage from noon, on Monday 8th June 2009: www.parliament.uk/eacom

Contact details

Media enquiries:                                                   

Hannah Pearce           020 7219 0824                  

Other enquiries:

Gordon Clarke             020 7219 0248

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 13 July 2005.

Membership:

Chairman: Mr Tim Yeo, MP

Mr Gregory Barker MP Mr Nick Hurd MP Mrs Linda Riordan MP

Mr Martin Caton MP Jane Kennedy MP* Mr Graham Stuart MP

Mr Colin Challen MP Mr Mark Lazarowicz MP Jo Swinson MP

Mr David Chaytor MP Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP Dr Desmond Turner MP

Martin Horwood MP Shahid Malik MP Joan Walley 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.