SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

No. 51 of Session 2002-03, dated 14 November 2003

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL  -  SCRUTINY SESSION

Monday 1 December 4.30 pm

AT 4.30PM

Witnesses:

Professor Julia Goodfellow, Chief Executive, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Mr Steve Visscher, Director of Finance and Administration, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Professor David White, Director of Science and Technology Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Professor Robert Freedman, Member of BBSRC Council,           Chair of Department of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry, University of Warwick

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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 scrutiny inquiry into the work of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council on 10 September 2003, see Press Notice No. 41 of Session 2002-03.