Environmental Audit Committee

Sustainability and HM Treasury inquiry

Inquiry status: Report published. Awaiting Government response. Concluded

Report published. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election, and this inquiry is now closed. Government responses to committee reports will be published in the next Parliament.

Report published.


The Environmental Audit Committee called for written evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection in December 2015.

It also called for additional written evidence on HM Treasury’s contribution to meeting waste and recycling targets to help inform its inquiry into sustainability and HM Treasury. 

Terms of reference: Sustainability and HM Treasury - further call for evidence

Latest evidence

  • 05 Jul 2016 - Sustainability and HM Treasury - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF346 KB) HC 181 | Published 21 Oct 2016

    Evidence given by Lord Deben, Chair, and Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change; Matthew Knight, Business Development Director, Siemens, and Barbara Vest, Director of Generation, Energy UK (at 10.45am); Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive, Vice-President UK and Ireland, Veolia, Jerry McLaughlin, Director, Economics and Public Affairs, Mineral Products Association, and Dan Cooke, Director of Communications and External Affairs, Viridor and Chairman of Communications Committee, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (at 11.15am).

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