Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

7 May 2008

No. 49 (07-08)



On Thursday 15 May there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the former Science and Technology Committee's Eleventh Report The Funding of Science and Discovery Centres. The debate will run from 2.30pm-5.30pm and will be open to the public.

The debate will focus on the conclusions of the Report, the Government's response and relevant recent developments.

The Report to be debated is:

The Eleventh Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2006-07, The Funding of Science and Discovery Centres, published on 22 October 2007 as HC 903-I

Also relevant is the subsequent Government response:

The Funding of Science and Discovery Centres: Government Response to the Eleventh Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2006-07, HC 214, published on 16 January 2008 as HC 214

Members of the public wishing to attend should enter via the Visitor's Centre where they will be directed through security and to Westminster Hall. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes for this. Please ensure that mobile phones and pagers are turned off before entering Westminster Hall. Under no circumstances should members of the public address Members during the debate. Those attending the debate are asked to remain silent throughout. For further information please call Ana Ferreira, on 020 7219 2793.


Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Phil Willis (Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (Labour, City of Durham)
Mr Tim Boswell (Conservative, Daventry)
Mr Ian Cawsey (Labour, Brigg & Goole)
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
Dr Ian Gibson (Labour, Norwich North)
Dr Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Labour, Bolton South East)
Mr Gordon Marsden (Labour, Blackpool South)
Dr Bob Spink (UK Independence Party, Castle Point)
Ian Stewart (Labour, Eccles)
Mr Graham Stringer (Labour, Manchester, Blackley)
Dr Desmond Turner (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)
Mr Rob Wilson (Conservative, Reading East)

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