7 September 2006
SCRUTINY OF THE DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
The Defence Committee intends to take evidence on the work of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), as part of the Committee's programme of scrutiny of the Ministry of Defence's Agencies. A date will be announced in due course.
As well as scrutinising the management and performance of DSTL, the Committee will consider how DSTL's role will be affected by the Defence Industrial Strategy and by the Defence Technology Strategy which is expected to be published in the Autumn.
The Committee would welcome written evidence on these issues in advance of the evidence session. This should be sent to the Clerk of the Defence Committee by Friday 10 November.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. The Committee has already announced that it plans to inquire into the progress made in implementing the DIS and whether it is delivering the expected benefits: See attached News Release No. 58 (14 July 2006).
2. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Chairman), Mr David S Borrow MP, Mr Mr David Crausby MP, Linda Gilroy MP, Mr David Hamilton MP, Mr Mike Hancock MP, Mr Dai Havard MP, Mr Adam Holloway MP, Mr Brian Jenkins MP, Mr Kevan Jones MP, Robert Key MP, Mr Mark Lancaster MP, Willie Rennie MP, John Smith MP
3. News Release No. 69
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