Environmental Audit Committee Press Notice

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLICATION

Greener Homes for the Future? An environmental analysis of the Government’s house building plans: Government Response to the Committee’s Twelfth Report of Session 2007-08

The Government published its response to the Committee’s Twelfth Report of Session 2007-08: Greener Homes for the Future? An environmental analysis of the Government’s house building plans in May, as a Government command paper. The link for this report can be found at:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmenvaud/cmenvaud.htm

The Committee received additional evidence from the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit. This can be found on the Committee’s website at

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmenvaud/566/response.pdf

Contact details

Media enquiries:

Hannah Pearce  020 7219 8430                                                      

 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 there on 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.