SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

No. 13 of Session 2003-04, dated 20 January 2004

CHANGE OF DATE:

FIFTH EVIDENCE SESSION

Government Support for Nanotechnology

This evidence session will now take place on:

Wednesday 28 January

at 10.15am in Committee Room 6

Witnesses

Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department of Trade and Industry

Sir Keith O'Nions, Director General of the Research Councils

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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's inquiry was announced on 2 July 2003 in press notice 36 of the session 2002-03.

This is the final evidence session in this inquiry. A Report is expected before Easter.