Treasury Committee press notice no.07

Session 2006-07, 22 November 2006

Treasury Committee announces new inquiry into
climate change and the Stern review

The Treasury Committee has decided to undertake an inquiry into the implications for HM Treasury policy of climate change and the Stern review, following the publication of Sir Nicholas Stern’s review of The Economics of Climate Change on 30 October 2006.

The Committee expects this inquiry to get underway early in the new year. Full terms of reference for the inquiry will be issued following the publication of the 2006 Pre-Budget Report, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to deliver to the House of Commons on 6 December.

A call for written evidence will be issued alongside the announcement of the terms of reference.