SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

No. 4 - Session 2003-2004 16 December 2003

PUBLICATION OF SPECIAL REPORT

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE’S SEVENTH REPORT OF SESSION 2002-03: LIGHT POLLUTION AND ASTRONOMY

The Science and Technology Committee will publish its First Special Report of Session 2003-04 (HC 127) at 1100 hours on Thursday 18 December 2003. The Report contains the Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2002-03, Light Pollution and Astronomy (HC 747 of Session 2002-03). Copies of the Special Report will be available for collection in the reception at 7 Millbank from time of publication. No embargoed copies will be issued in advance.

The Report and Government Response will be debated in Westminster Hall from 2.30 -5.30 pm on Thursday 29 January. This debate is open to the public.

Copies of both these Reports can be obtained from the date of publication from TSO outlets and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting the appropriate HC numbers. The text of the Special 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.

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Note 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 Science and Technology Committee published its Seventh Report of Session 2002-03 Light Pollution and Astronomy (HC 747) on 6 October 2003.