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Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

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The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee was a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom that came into existence on 1 January 2009.


The House of Commons agreed to the committee's establishment on October 28, 2008,[1] following the establishment of the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 3 October 2008. The remit of the committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the department, and any departmental bodies.


The membership of the Committee, appointed in July 2015, was as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Angus MacNeil MP (Chair) Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Alistair Carmichael MP Liberal Democrat Orkney and Shetland
Glyn Davies MP Conservative Montgomeryshire
James Heappey MP Conservative Wells
Ian Lavery MP Labour Wansbeck
Melanie Onn MP Labour Great Grimsby
Matthew Pennycook MP Labour Greenwich and Woolwich
Dan Poulter MP Conservative Central Suffolk & North Ipswich
Antoinette Sandbach MP Conservative Eddisbury
Julian Sturdy MP Conservative York Outer
Dr Alan Whitehead MP Labour Southampton Test

Source: Energy and Climate Change 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
2 November 2010 Gemma Doyle MP (Labour Co-op) West Dunbartonshire Barry Gardiner MP (Labour) Brent North Hansard
Tom Greatrex MP (Labour Co-op) Rutherglen and Hamilton West Ian Lavery MP (Labour) Wansbeck
5 November 2012 Laura Sandys MP (Conservative) South Thanet Peter Lilley MP (Conservative) Hitchin and Harpenden Hansard


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