Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

11 November 2008

No. 86 (07-08)



The Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee will hold its second and final evidence session on the Geo-engineering case study on Monday 17 November when evidence will be heard from:

At 4.15pm:

Dr Phil Williamson, Research Councils UK;
Professor Nick Jenkins, Royal Academy of Engineering,
Dr Tim Fox, Institution of Mechanical Engineers; and
Professor Steve Rayner, University of Oxford

At 5.00pm

Rt Hon Lord Drayson of Kensington, Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills;
Joan Ruddock MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change; and
Professor Bob Watson, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The session will take place in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

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Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Phil Willis (Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (Labour, City of Durham)
Mr Tim Boswell (Conservative, Daventry)
Mr Ian Cawsey (Labour, Brigg & Goole)
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)
Dr Ian Gibson (Labour, Norwich North)
Dr Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Labour, Bolton South East)
Mr Gordon Marsden (Labour, Blackpool South)
Dr Bob Spink (UK Independence Party, Castle Point)
Ian Stewart (Labour, Eccles)
Mr Graham Stringer (Labour, Manchester, Blackley)
Dr Desmond Turner (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)
Mr Rob Wilson (Conservative, Reading East)

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