Environmental Audit Committee

29 November 2002

Pre-Budget Report 2001: Oral Evidence

4.15 pm, Wednesday 5 December

The EAC will take evidence from the Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury on Wednesday 5 December at 4.15 pm.   The session will take place in the House of Commons, Committee Room 20. 

This hearing will be held in public and members of the press and public are invited to attend.

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Notes for those wishing to attend a public meeting of the Committee

It is advisable to allow about 15 minutes for this. It is possible for the Committee Room designated for the hearing to change at short notice, but such room changes will be clearly  indicated.  Please ensure that mobile phones and pagers are turned off before entering the Committee Room.  Under no circumstances should members of the public address the Committee while in session.  It is not possible for seats to be reserved in the Committee Room but every effort is made to ensure sufficient seating.  Standing in Committee Rooms is permitted at the discretion of the Chairman.  Those attending meetings are asked to remain silent throughout.

Note for Editors

1. The Committee announced its inquiry into Pre-Budget 2001 Report on 31 October 2001. The terms of reference were issued on a press notice of 6 November 2001.

2. Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152A the Committee is to Aconsider 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 thereon to the House. The Committee was set up on 16 July 2001.