No.36 of Session 2003-04, dated 6 May 2004
Professor Sir Keith O’Nions - Introductory Hearing
Wednesday 12 May, 10.15 am, The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
The Committee will be conducting an introductory hearing with Professor Sir Keith O’Nions, who took up his position of Director General of the Research Councils on 1 January 2004. The oral evidence session will consider his role along with Sir Keith’s views on the work of the Research Councils. In particular, the Committee will wish to ask about the Government’s ten-year investment framework for science and innovation and the review of Research Councils UK that is currently being conducted.
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Notes for Editors
Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the Aexpenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public [email protected] The Committee was appointed on 12 November 2001.
One of the Committee’s core tasks, as set out its Annual Report 2002 (HC 260), is “to scrutinise major appointments made by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.”
The Committee has held two introductory sessions with appointees so far this session. It took evidence from Professor Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council on 8 December 2003, and from Professor Sir Alan Wilson, Director General for Higher Education on 22 March 2004.