Committee announce new inquiry into forest research

12 May 2011

When the Committee considered the responses to its call for evidence on the Spending Review 2010, one issue raised was the effect of the Spending Review on forest research. As part of its ongoing monitoring of the Spending Review 2010 the Committee has decided to take evidence on forest research.

Terms of Reference

The Committee seeks submissions on the following matters:

a) the effect of the Spending Review on forest research;
b) how priorities in forest research are set and resources allocated;
c) how  the UK’s capability in forest research compares with other countries; and
d) are there threats to forest research in the UK.

Submitting written evidence

The Committee invites written submissions on these issues by midday on Thursday 9 June 2011.

Each submission should:
a) be no more than 3,000 words in length
b) be in Word format with as little use of colour or logos as possible
c) have numbered paragraphs
d) include a declaration of interests.

A copy of the submission should be sent by e-mail to and marked "Forest Research". An additional paper copy should be sent to:

The Clerk
Science and Technology Committee
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London SW1P 3JA

Please note that:

  • Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission, but may be referred to within a proposed memorandum, in which case a hard copy of the published work should be included.
  • Memoranda submitted must be kept confidential until published by the Committee, unless publication by the person or organisation submitting it is specifically authorised.
  • Once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee. The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to make public the written evidence it receives, by publishing it on the internet (where it will be searchable), by printing it or by making it available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure. The Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.
  • Select Committees are unable to investigate individual cases.

More information on submitting evidence to Select Committees may be found on the parliamentary website at:

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