Press Release - announcement of publication
10 February 2009
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLICATION
Halting biodiversity loss: Government Response to the Committee’s Thirteenth Report of Session 2007-08
Halting biodiversity loss: Government Response to the Committee’s Thirteenth Report of Session 2007-08 will be published as the
Environmental Audit Committee’s Second Special Report of Session 2008-09, HC 239, at 10.00am on
Thursday 12 February 2009.
Copies of the Report will be posted to all those who gave written or oral evidence to the Committee's original inquiry.
Embargoed PDF copies of the Report will be available from
Thursday 12 February 2009. If you require an embargoed PDF copy, please email the Committee at
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.
The text of the Report will be available on the Committee's Internet homepage from 12.00pm approximately, on Thursday 12 February 2009:
Laura Kibby 020 7219 0718
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.
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.