Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

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The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom that came into existence on 1 January 2009.


The House of Commons agreed to the committee's establishment on October 28, 2008,[1] following the establishment of the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 3 October 2008. The remit of the committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the department, and any departmental bodies.


As at June 2015, the Committee's only member is its Chair, Angus MacNeil, with other members to be elected.[2] During the 2014/15 session of Parliament, membership was as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Tim Yeo MP (Chair) Conservative South Suffolk
Dan Byles MP Conservative North Warwickshire
Phillip Lee MP Conservative Bracknell
Barry Gardiner MP Labour Brent North
Ian Lavery MP Labour Wansbeck
Peter Lilley MP Conservative Hitchin and Harpenden
Albert Owen MP Labour Ynys Môn
Christopher Pincher MP Conservative Tamworth
John Robertson MP Labour Glasgow North West
Sir Robert Smith MP Liberal Democrat West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Dr Alan Whitehead MP Labour Southampton Test

Source: Energy and Climate Change Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
2 November 2010 Gemma Doyle MP (Labour Co-op) West Dunbartonshire Barry Gardiner MP (Labour) Brent North Hansard
Tom Greatrex MP (Labour Co-op) Rutherglen and Hamilton West Ian Lavery MP (Labour) Wansbeck
5 November 2012 Laura Sandys MP (Conservative) South Thanet Peter Lilley MP (Conservative) Hitchin and Harpenden Hansard


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