SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

No. 16 - Session 2003-2004             5 February 2004

PUBLICATION OF REPORT

THE WORK OF THE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

The Science and Technology Committee will publish its Third Report of Session 2003-04, The Work of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (HC 6), at 11am on Thursday 12 February 2004.

The Report examines the work, strategy and expenditure plans of BBSRC, as part of the Committee's ongoing programme of scrutiny of the Research Councils.

Hard copies of the Report will be available from the Reception, 7 Millbank, at 11am on Thursday 12 February or can be obtained from TSO outlets and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting HC 6. The text of the Report will also be available via the Committee's internet homepage: www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/s&thome.htm

Further information on the work of the Committee can be obtained from Committee staff on

020 7219 2793/4.

Notes for Editors

1.Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the "expenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies". The Committee was appointed on 12 November 2001.

2.The Committee held an oral evidence session with BBSRC on Monday 1 December 2003.