Select Committee on Science and Technology

No. 14 of Session 2006-07 23 January 2007

GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS FOR THE REGULATION OF HYBRID AND CHIMERA EMBRYOS

EVIDENCE SESSION

The Science and Technology Committee will hold it’s first evidence session in this inquiry on Wednesday 31 January when evidence will be heard from:

At 9.30am

Dr Lyle Armstrong, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne;

Professor Chris Shaw, Professor of Neurology and Neurogenetics, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College,  London; and

Professor Austin Smith, Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge

At 10.30am

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority:

Ms Shirley Harrison, Chair;

Angela McNab, Chief Executive; and

Professor Neva Haites, Member

The session will take place in Committee Room 8

For further information please call Ana Ferreira, on 020 7219 2793.

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 20 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 to editors:

• Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Science and Technology 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 19 July 2005.

• This inquiry was announced on 10 January 2007 in press notice No 11.

Membership of the Committee

Mr Phil Willis (Lib Dem, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Adam Afriyie (Con, Windsor)
Mr Jim Devine (Lab, Livingston) Bob Spink (Con, Castle Point)
Mr Robert Flello (Lab, Stoke-on-Trent South)
Dr Evan Harris (Lib Dem, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Lab, Bolton South East)
Chris Mole (Lab, Ipswich)
Mr Brooks Newmark (Con, Braintree)
Dr Bob Spink (Con, Castle Point)
Mr Graham Stringer (Lab), Manchester, Blackley
Dr Desmond Turner (Lab, Brighton Kemptown)