Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
The Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its associated public bodies.
Science and Technology Committee
The Science and Technology Committee exists to ensure that Government policy and decision-making are based on good scientific and engineering advice and evidence.
EU Sub-Committee D – Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy
Sub-Committee D, is one of the European Union Select Committee’s six Sub-Committees.
The primary purpose of these committees is to scrutinise EU law in draft before it is agreed in the EU; scrutiny is carried out through correspondence with Ministers, evidence sessions with Ministers or officials, and inquiries.
Sub-Committee D scrutinises EU documents and policy on:
- The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
- Animal health and welfare
- The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)
- The environment, including climate change.
- Energy, including the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and energy efficiency.
Environmental Audit Committee
The remit of the Environmental Audit Committee is to consider the extent to which the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development, and to audit their performance against 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.
International Development Committee
The International Development Committee monitors the policy, administration and spending of the Department for International Development (DFID) and its associated public bodies and takes an interest in the policies and procedures of the multilateral agencies and non-government organisations to which DFID contributes.
Committee on Climate Change
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) advises the government on emissions targets and reports to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.