No. 26 of Session 2006-07 14 March 2007
PUBLICATION OF REPORT
RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTES
The Science and Technology Committee will publish its Fourth Report of Session 2006-07, Research Council Institutes [HC 68], at 00.01 on Thursday 22 March 2007.
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Notes to editors:
Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Science and Technology Committee is empowered to examine the “expenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Innovation and its associated public bodies”. The Committee was appointed on 19 July 2005.
This inquiry was announced on 22 March 2006 in Press Notice No28 of session 2005-06. http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/science_and_technology_committee/scitech220306.cfm
Evidence sessions in this inquiry were held on: Wednesday: 28 June when evidence was heard from BBSRC, NERC and MRC; 1 November when evidence was heard from the Institute for Animal Health, Rothamsted Research, IGER (Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research), and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; on Tuesday 12 December when evidence was heard from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; on Wednesday: 13 December when evidence was heard from Unions representing staff at Mill Hill, the MRC and the Office of Science and Innovation, and 24 January when evidence was heard from Professor Malcolm Grant CBE, President and Provost, and Professor Michael Spyer, Vice-Provost (Biomedicine), University College, London
Membership of the Committee
Mr Phil Willis (Lib Dem, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Adam Afriyie (Con, Windsor)
Mr Robert Flello (Lab, Stoke-on-Trent South)
Linda Gilroy (Lab/Co-op, Plymouth Sutton)
Dr Evan Harris (Lib Dem, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Lab, Bolton South East)
Chris Mole (Lab, Ipswich)
Mr Brooks Newmark (Con, Braintree)
Graham Stringer (Lab, Manchester, Blackley)
Bob Spink (Con, Castle Point)
Dr Desmond Turner (Lab, Brighton Kemptown)