Tag Archives: Mary Craegh

MPs launch inquiry into disposable packaging

The Environmental Audit Committee is relaunching its predecessor’s inquiry into disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles. Fewer than one in 400 of the 2.5 billion single-use paper cups used every year are recycled. The MPs will therefore look at the environmental impact of the waste stream and the obstacles preventing progress. The efforts of the…
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MPs demand assurances over environment policy

A committee of MPs has demanded that the Government give assurances that it will maintain environmental protection measures currently guaranteed by EU law in the wake of Brexit. In a letter to the new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, the Environmental Audit Committee noted that there are few areas of…
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Mary Creagh elected EAC chair

Labour MP Mary Creagh is the new chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). Her appointment follows the departure of Huw Irranca-Davies. Creagh, a former shadow environment secretary, is currently the party’s secretary for international development. “Thrilled to be elected as chair of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Select Committee”, she tweeted. The inquiries she will oversee…
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