The Committee agreed on 11 May 2011 to launch a new inquiry examining forest research. The Committee took oral evidence at a concurrent meeting with the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee on 13 July 2011. No report is expected. The oral and written evidence was published on 17 October 2011.
Terms of Reference
Forest research inquiry terms of reference
Oral and written evidence
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Jacqueline Caine, Science Policy Officer, Society of Biology, Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive, Confederation of Forest Industries, Allan MacKenzie, Departmental Secretary, Forestry Commission Trade Unions, Professor Philip Turner, Director, Forest Products Research Institute, and Dr Allan Watt, Deputy Science Director, Biodiversity Programme, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology; Roger Coppock, Head of Specialist Advisors, Corporate and Forestry Support, Forestry Commission, Brian Harris, Head of Science Strategy for Agriculture, Food and Environment, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Dr Andrew Impey, Terrestrial and Freshwater Science & Innovation Manager, Natural Environment Research Council, and Dr James Pendlebury, Chief Executive, Forest Research; Rt Hon Jim Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Dr Miles Parker, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Tim Rollinson, Director General and Deputy Chairman, Forestry Commission