Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2007-08

16 October 2008


The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided not to continue with its inquiry into energy efficiency and fuel poverty.

On 3 October the Prime Minister created a new Department of Energy and Climate Change. Among the responsibilities of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that passed to the new Department was fuel poverty. The Committee's task is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of Defra on behalf of the House. Given this change in its remit, the Committee agreed on 7 October not to proceed further with the inquiry. The Committee has decided to publish a Special Report containing the written evidence so that interested parties can have access to the information the Committee has received.

The Special Report will be published on Thursday 6 November at 11am (Reference HC 1099 of Session 2007-08).

Copies of the Special Report will be available in the following ways:

€ Media representatives can collect the Special Report from the Press Gallery, House of Commons.

€ They will be sent by post to all contributors or, if preferred, they may be collected on publication either by contributors or by their representatives between 11.00am and 11.30am on Thursday 6 November, from Westminster House, 7 Millbank, London.

€ Copies of the Special Report may be obtained, on publication, from the usual outlets, including The Parliamentary Bookshop and The Stationery Office.

€ The Special Report will be posted on the Parliamentary internet on publication, and will be accessible via the Committee's homepage.


1. Further details about this inquiry can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environment__food_and_rural_affairs/efra_energy_efficiency.cfm

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