SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

No. 41 of Session 2003-04 18 May 2004

THE USE OF SCIENCE IN UK INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY

FIFTH EVIDENCE SESSION

Wednesday 26 May, 10.00 am

Committee Room 6

On Wednesday 26 May the Science and Technology Committee will hold its fifth evidence session for its inquiry into the use of science in UK international development policy. The Committee will be taking evidence from:

The Department for International Development

Mark Lowcock, Director General, Corporate Performance and Knowledge Sharing

 Sharon White, Director, Policy Division

 Paul Spray, Head, Central Research Department

For further information, please ring the Committee staff on 020 7219 2793/4, or refer to the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033. 

Previous press notices and publications are available on our website

Notes for those wishing to attend a public meeting of the Committee

Members of the public wishing to attend should present themselves at St Stephen's Entrance, where they will be directed through security and to the appropriate Committee Room.  It is advisable to allow about 15 minutes for this. It is possible for the Committee Room designated for the hearing to change at short notice, but such room changes will be clearly  indicated.  Please ensure that mobile phones and pagers are turned off before entering the Committee Room.  Under no circumstances should members of the public address the Committee while in session.  It is not possible for seats to be reserved in the Committee Room but every effort is made to ensure sufficient seating.  Standing in Committee Rooms is permitted at the discretion of the Chairman.  Those attending meetings are asked to remain silent throughout.

Notes for Editors

• Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Committee is empowered to examine the Aexpenditure, 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 The use of science in UK international development policy on 21 July 2003, see Press Notice No. 39 of Session 2002-03. It held evidence sessions on 12 January, 23 February, 15 March and 26 April. The transcript of these sessions are on the Committee's web site. Further sessions are planned as follows:

Wednesday June 9th  - Health and Engineering

Wednesday July 7th  - Secretary of State