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David Willetts gives evidence to Science and Technology Committee

02 March 2011

The Science Minister, David Willetts, gives evidence to the Science and Technology Committee on pharmaceutical firm Pfizer's decision to close its research and development facility in Sandwich, Kent.

Questions will focus on the impact of the closure and what it means for UK plc’s ability to use science to drive the economy.

David Willetts also gives evidence for two other inquiries currently being undertaken by the Committee: strategically important metals and the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation.

Meeting details

Wednesday 2 March 2011
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Strategically important metals

At 9.00am

  • Professor Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Professor David Clary, Chief Scientific Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

At 09.40am

  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

Pfizer’s decision to close its Sandwich research and development facility 

At 10.00am

  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation

At 10.45am

  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

Further information

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