Irranca-Davies Elected As Environmental Audit Committee Chair

Huw Irranca-DaviesHuw Irranca-Davies has been elected as Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee. The secret ballot of all Members of Parliament closed at 5pm on Wednesday 17 June with votes counted under the Alternative Vote system. 

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.

Irranca-Davies became an MP in 2002, representing the constituency of Ogmore, Wales. Between 2011 and 2015 he served as the Shadow Minister of State for the Rural Economy, Food and Farming and previously served as a Minister in Defra and the Wales Office during the last Labour Government.

Neil Parish – “I am very pleased to have been nominated as chair of the EFRA committee. Over the past five years, I have enjoyed being a member of the Committee and look forward to helping make sure that issues concerning our countryside, environment, flooding and food security are properly dealt with”

Neil Parish, who was sole candidate, has also been confirmed as Chair of the Efra Committee.

Neil Parish said: “I am very pleased to have been nominated as chair of the EFRA committee. Over the past five years, I have enjoyed being a member of the Committee and look forward to helping make sure that issues concerning our countryside, environment, flooding and food security are properly dealt with.

“I also look forward very much to working with parliamentary colleagues across the parties to contribute to shaping policy in those areas.”

The remaining members of the Committees will be nominated by the House in the coming weeks.


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