Cherilyn Mackrory MP to sit on Bill Committee for the Environment Bill

Cherilyn Mackrory, Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth, has been chosen to sit on the Bill Committee for the important Environment Bill.

A Public Bill Committee is a committee set up by the House of Commons to examine the details of a particular Bill.

After the second reading of a bill, it is customary for the bill to be referred to a Public Bill Committee for further scrutiny.

Public Bill Committees have the power to receive written evidence from outside organisations and members of the public, and to take oral evidence from interested parties.

Cherilyn said:

“I am delighted to have been chosen as one of the MPs to give this major piece of legislation deep scrutiny.”

"This Environment Bill will help deliver the government’s manifesto commitment to delivering the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth."

"It is part of the wider government response to the clear and scientific case, and growing public demand, for a step-change in environmental protection and recovery."

“As a keen environmental campaigner, this committee will allow me to ensure the Environment Bill does what it is supposed to do, and deliver positive, lasting environmental change, for Truro and Falmouth, Cornwall and the UK."