Innovation, Unversities, Science and Skills

11 February 2009
No. 15 (08-09)

Subjects for scrutiny: have your say

The House of Commons Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee is issuing an open call for topics suitable for an oral evidence hearing in Westminster in April or May this year.  The Committee - which includes members from the former Education and Skills Committee and the Science and Technology Committee - has a remit to look at all matters within the responsibility of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.  Topics must be within this remit and should also:

  • - not already be under examination by the Committee as part of another inquiry (see the Committee’s website for details of current work)
  • - be capable of being covered in two hours of oral evidence, with two panels of witnesses (the second panel normally being Ministers or officials, no more than four witnesses on any panel)
  • -be timely
  • - not relate to individual cases/any matters before the Courts or Tribunals.

Please send us, in a total of 750 words or less:

  1.  Your suggested topic
  2.  Why it is timely to hold a meeting in April or May
  3.  What value you think a hearing would add
  4.  Your suggested witnesses.

You should also declare any interests you have in making the suggestion.

Please email your suggestions to iuscomm@parliament.uk by Friday 27 February.


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