Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee

21 November 2007

No.3 (07-08)

EVIDENCE SESSIONS

The Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee will hold the following one off evidence sessions:

HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Wednesday 28 November

Evidence will be heard from Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and Professor David Eastwood, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).


FORMATION OF DIUS
Wednesday 5 December

Evidence will be heard from Rt Hon John Denham MP, Secretary of State and Ian Watmore, Permanent Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.


INTRODUCTORY HEARING WITH THE GOVERNMENT CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISER DESIGNATE
Wednesday 12 December

Evidence will be heard from Professor John Beddington CMG FRS who will take up the post of Government Chief Scientific Adviser on 1 January 2008.


All of the above evidence sessions will take place in Committee Room 8 at 9.30am.

The sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 30 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change. Those interested in attending the session should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

1. Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Phil Willis (Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Adam Afriyie (Conservative, Windsor)
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (Labour, City of Durham)
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 (Conservative, 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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