North Wiltshire MP James Gray has once again been elected onto the 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.

Mr Gray stated:

“I am delighted to, once again, be a member of the Environmental Audit Committee. It is, I feel, one of the most important Committees in Parliament as it is crucial that we practise what we preach and enforce both environmental protection and sustainable development across departments.

I am looking forward to being involved in current inquiries into Green jobs, Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Technological Innovations and Climate Change and Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes.”

Mr Gray chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions which aims to better educate Parliamentarians about the environmental dangers facing these areas and what must be done to protect them.