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Environmental Audit Committee

The Environmental Audit Committee considers the extent to which the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development, and it audits their performance against any sustainable development and environmental protection targets. Unlike most select committees, the Committee’s remit cuts across government rather than focuses on the work of a particular department.

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Date Business
07 March 2012
2:15 pm
Subject: Wildlife crime
Witness(es): RSPCA, and RSPB; National Gamekeepers' Organisation, and Angling Trust (at 3.15 pm)
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
14 March 2012
2:15 pm
Subject: Protecting the Arctic
Witness(es): Professor Julia Slingo OBE, Chief Scientist Met Office; Shell, and Cairn Energy (at 3.00pm)
Location: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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Select Committees Film

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