No. 2 of Session 2003-04, dated 9 December 2003



Monday 15 December 4.15 pm

Committee Room 6

Learned Societies

AT 4.15PM

Professor Sir Harry Kroto, Royal Society of Chemistry

Professor Mervyn Miles, Institute of Physics

Professor Ron Lawes, Institution of Electronic Engineers  

Professor Tony Cass, Biosciences Federation

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Notes for Editors

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.

The Committee announced its inquiry into Government Support for Nanotechnology on 2 July 2003, see Press Notice No. 36 of Session 2002-03.

Previous sessions have been as follows:

-Monday 20 October: Government and Research Councils: Key Business Technologies Group, DTI; EPSRC, BBSRC, CCLRC;

-Monday 27 October: Private sector: Oxonica, Nanotecture, Institute of Nanotechnology; Unilever, QinetiQ; British Venture Capital Association and 3i

-Monday 3 November: Regional Development Agencies: Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration, London Nanotechnology Centre

The final evidence session will be held on Monday 26th January, with Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science and Innovation, and officials.