Select Committee on Science and Technology

No. 21 of Session 2006-07 22 February 2007

EVIDENCE SESSIONS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL: INTRODUCTORY HEARING

As part of its ongoing scrutiny of the Research Councils, the Science and Technology Committee will hold an oral evidence session with Professor Philip Esler, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council on Wednesday 28 February 2007 at 9.30am.

This will be followed by:

GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS FOR THE REGULATION OF HYBRID AND CHIMERA EMBRYOS

The Committee will hold its final evidence session in this inquiry on Wednesday 28 February 2007 at 10.30am when evidence will be heard from:

Department of Health:

• Caroline Flint MP, Minister of State for Public Health;

• Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England; and

• Mr Mark Bale, Deputy-Director of Scientific Development and Bioethics

Both sessions will take place in Committee Room 8.

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

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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.

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)