Formal Minutes

Environmental Audit Committee:
Formal minutes

Wednesday 26 January 2005

Members present:

Mr Peter Ainsworth, in the Chair
Mr Gregory Barker
Mr Colin Challen
Mr David Chaytor
Mr John McWilliam
Mr Simon Thomas

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (Corporate Environmental Crime), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Report will be published in the Second Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC136)

Mr Chaytor declared a non-pecuniary interest with regard to both sets of witnesses before the Committee.

Pre-Budget Report 2004: evidence was heard from Adrian Wilkes, Chairman, Merlin Hyman, Director, Karen Aitchison, Member and Commercial Director, Enviros, and Robert Evans, Member and Public Affairs Manager, Johnson Matthey, Environmental. Industries Commission: and Guy Thompson, director, and Rebecca Willis, Associate Director, Green Alliance.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 2 February 2005 at 3pm.