Treasury Chief Scientific Adviser appointed

08 June 2011

The Chair of the Science and Technology Committee at the House of Commons, Andrew Miller MP, today welcomed the news that the Treasury has appointed a Chief Scientific Adviser.

Mr Miller said:

“This is good news. As we said in a recent committee report, it is anomalous that the Treasury has, until this week, been the only government department not to have a Chief Scientific Adviser.

“It is essential that all departments across Whitehall receive the best natural and social scientific advice possible, especially at a time when difficult decisions are being made about spending priorities.

“We hope to take evidence from James Richardson, particularly on his role in informing on spending decisions, at an early opportunity.”

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