Select Committee on Science and Technology

No. 47 of Session 2006-07  28 June 2007

SCIENTIFIC ADVICE RISK AND EVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKING

DEBATE

There will be an Estimates day debate on the floor of the House on Monday 9 July 2007 from 3.30pm (or following any Statements) until around 7.00pm on the Committee’s Report on Scientific Advice, Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making.

The Report was published on 8 November 2006 [HC 900, Session 2005-06], and the Government response was received on 29 January 2006 and published on 27 February 2007 as the Committee’s First Special Report of Session 2006-07, Scientific Advice, Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2005-06 [HC 307].

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Notes for those wishing to attend the Debate

Members of the public wishing to attend should present themselves at St Stephen’s Entrance, where they will be directed through security.  The queues for the Chamber are lengthy and you are advised to allow plenty of time for queuing if you wish to attend from the start of the debate.

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 Innovation and its associated public bodies”. The Committee was appointed on 19 July 2005.

Membership of the Committee

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