Environmental Audit Committee Press Notice


29 April 2002

Environment Minister to give evidence on UK quality of Life

In March, the Government published its latest review of progress towards sustainable development as measured by fifteen headline indicators covering issues such as the economy, health, crime, environment and education.

In line with the Environmental Audit Committee’s role of scrutinising the Government’s progress on sustainable development, the Committee will be taking evidence from the Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment about this report on  

Wednesday 8 May  4.20pm

The Committee will not be making a formal call for evidence for this one-off session.  However, interested organisations and individuals are welcome to contact the Committee secretariat if there are particular issues they would like to make the Committee aware of.  Contact details are provided below.

This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis in Committee Room 20.  Arrangements are subject to change.  Please confirm these details closer to the meeting by telephoning the Committee Information Line on 020 7219 2033.


EAC Contact details:

7 Millbank, London, SWIP 3JA  Tel: 020 7219 5776/6150   Fax: 020 7219 1224

e-mail: eacom@parliament.uk       http://www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/eahome.htm


Note for Editors

1. The strategy for sustainable development for the UK “A better quality of life” was published in May 1999. This commits the Government to report annually on progress by the country as a whole towards sustainable development including the latest information about progress against the fifteen headline indicators of sustainable development.

2. In its evidence session with Mr Meacher, the Committee will be examining the Government’s second annual report in this series which was published in March 2002 - “Achieving a better quality of life: Review of progress towards sustainable development - Government annual report 2001.” .