Formal Minutes

Environmental Audit Committee:
Formal Minutes

of the meeting on

Wednesday 9 March 2005

Members present:

Mr Peter Ainsworth, in the Chair
Mr Colin Challen
Mr David Chaytor
Mr Paul Flynn
Joan Walley

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Report (Government Response to the Committee's Twelfth Report, Wildlife Crime) proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 and 2 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's Response to the Twelfth Report from the Committee in Session 2003-04, Wildlife Crime, be appended to the Report.

The Committee deliberated further.

Sustainable Procurement: evidence was heard from Dr Paul Leinster, Director of Operations, Mr Mark Yeoman, Head of Procurement and Mr Chris Browne, Procurement Strategy Manager, Environment Agency; and Dr Gordon Murray, Improvement and Development agency (IDeA), Mr Colin Cram, Director of the North West Regional Centre of Excellence, and Katherine Cope, Sustainable Procurement Officer for London Borough of Camden.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 16 March 2005 at 2.45pm.