Environmental Audit Select Committee

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The Environmental Audit Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the committee is to examine how government department's policies and programmes will affect both the environment and sustainable development.[1]


As at June 2015, the Committee's only member is its Chair, Joan Walley, with other members to be elected.[2] Members in the 2014/15 session of Parliament were as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Joan Walley MP (Chair) Labour Stoke-on-Trent North
Peter Aldous MP Conservative Waveney
Neil Carmichael MP Conservative Stroud
Martin Caton MP Labour Gower
Katy Clark MP Labour North Ayrshire and Arran
Chris Evans MP Labour Co-op Islwyn
Zac Goldsmith MP Conservative Richmond Park
John Hayes MP1 Conservative Newbury
Mark Lazarowicz MP Labour Co-op Edinburgh North and Leith
Caroline Lucas MP Green Brighton Pavilion
Caroline Nokes MP Conservative Romsey and Southampton North
Matthew Offord MP Conservative Hendon
Mark Spencer MP Conservative Sherwood
Paul Uppal MP Conservative Wolverhampton South West
Alan Whitehead MP Labour Southampton Test
Simon Wright MP Liberal Democrat Norwich South

1 Ex-officio membership as Environment Minister.
Source: Environmental Audit 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
5 December 2011 Simon Kirby MP (Conservative) Brighton Kemptown Paul Uppal MP (Conservative) Wolverhampton South West Hansard
3 December 2012 Sheryll Murray MP (Conservative) South East Cornwall Matthew Offord MP (Conservative) South East Cornwall Hansard
10 December 2012 Ian Murray MP (Labour) Edinburgh South Chris Evans MP (Labour Co-op) Islwyn Hansard

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  1. ^ Environmental Audit Select Committee
  2. ^ "Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced". UK Parliament. Retrieved 22 June 2015.