Environmental Audit Committee to take evidence from BIS and HEFCE

30 August 2013

The Environmental Audit Committee will hold an evidence session on Sustainability in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills at 2.25 pm on Wednesday 4 September



Wednesday 4 September, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

at c2.25 pm

  • Emma Ward, Director, Economic Development, BIS
  • Howard Orme, Director General, Finance and Commercial, BIS
  • Janice Munday, Director, Advanced Manufactjuring and Services, BIS
  • Alex Wilson, Deputy Director, Regional Growth Fund, BIS
  • Paul  Williams, Deputy Director, Student Finance Policy, BIS
  • Steve Egan, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England

Purpose of session

This session will explore aspects of sustainable development in a particular Government department, and identify lessons for wider application across other departments. It will examine BIS on its policies on the Regional Growth Fund, higher education funding reform (including student fees changes) and the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The session follows the Committee’s June 2013 report (First Report, HC 202) examining progress across Government departments generally in embedding sustainable development structures and processes. The National Audit Office have undertaken an audit in BIS and produced a detailed briefing to support the Committee, which has been published on their website. 

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