Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

Session 2008-09

13 May 2009



The Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee will be holding its second Science Question Time evidence session with the Minister of State for Science and Innovation, Rt Hon Lord Drayson, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, on Monday 18 May. Questions the Committee will put to Lord Drayson will include:

€” What have you achieved since becoming Minister for Science and Innovation?

€” Are the Budget's Research Council 'value for money' savings just another way for Government to control the prioritisation of research?

€” How would you characterise the relationship between Government and the science community and what measures have you taken to improve it?

€” What will be the impact of the Strategic Investment Fund?

The session will take place in the Thatcher Room at 5.15pm, following the final oral evidence session of the Committee's inquiry 'Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy', with Rt Hon Lord Drayson and Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor John Beddington.

The session is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 30 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and the timing of meetings are subject to change. Those interested in attending the session should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information Office on 020 7219 4272 on the day before the hearing.


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