Environmental Audit Committee Press Notice

Press Release - announcement of publication

10 February 2009


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 11am on Thursday 12 February 2009. If you require an embargoed PDF copy, please email the Committee at eacom@parliament.uk.

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 239.

The text of the Report will be available on the Committee's Internet homepage from 12.00pm approximately, on Thursday 12 February 2009: www.parliament.uk/eacom

Contact details

Press enquiries:

Laura Kibby 020 7219 0718

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.


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.