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17 January 2003




PUBLICATION OF REPORTS

The following three Reports will be published at 12 noon on Tuesday 21 January 2003 by the Science and Technology Committee:

1. Annual Report 2002
This is published as the Committee's Second Report of Session 2002-03, HC 260.  It records the Committee's activities throughout the year and comments upon its relations with OST and Government.

The Report is the first of its kind.  It follows the proposal from the Modernisation Committee, subsequently adopted by the House, that each select committee establish objectives and report on performance against them each year.

2.  Government Response to the Committee's Report on the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
This is published as the Committee's Second Special Report of Session 2002-03, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts: A Follow-up: Government Response to the Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2001-02, HC 276.  It also includes the response to the Committee's Report from NESTA.

3. Government Response to the Committee's 2002 OST Scrutiny Report
This is published as the Committee's Third Special Report of Session 2002-03, Office of Science and Technology: Scrutiny Report 2002: Government Response to the Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2001-02, HC 293.

Copies of the Annual Report will be available for collection in reception at 7 Millbank from 12 noon on Tuesday 21 January. No embargoed copies will be issued in advance.