Select Committee on Science and Technology

No.19 of Session 2005-06 2 February 2006



The Science and Technology Committee will publish its First Report of Session 2005-06, Meeting UK Energy and Climate Needs: The Role of Carbon Capture and Storage (HC 578-I), at 0001hours on Thursday 9 February 2006. 

The written and oral evidence taken during the inquiry will be published as a separate volume (HC 578-II).

Embargoed paper copies of the Report and Evidence will be available from 11.00am on Wednesday 8 February to members of the press at the press gallery in the House of Commons and to those who gave evidence to the inquiry, from the Reception, 7 Millbank, provided they ask for copies in advance.  Electronic copies of the report will also be made available to the above upon request. Requests should be emailed to by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 7 February.

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Notes to editors:

• Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Science and Technology Committee is empowered to examine the “expenditure, policy and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies”. The Committee was appointed on 19 July 2005.

• Evidence sessions for this inquiry were held on Wednesday: 16 November when evidence was heard from Government officials and UKCCSC and BGS; 7 December when evidence was heard from industrialists and Environmental NGO’s; and 14 December 2005 when evidence was heard from the Minister of State for Energy and Government officials.

Membership of the Committee

Mr Phil Willis (Lib Dem, Harrogate and Knaresborough)(Chairman)
Adam Afriyie (Con, Windsor)
Mr Robert Flello (Lab, Stoke-on-Trent South)
Dr Ian Gibson (Lab, Norwich North)
Dr Evan Harris (Lib Dem, Oxford West & Abingdon)
Dr Brian Iddon (Lab, Bolton South East)
Margaret Moran (Lab, Luton South)
Mr Brooks Newmark (Con, Braintree)
Anne Snelgrove (Lab/Co-op, South Swindon)
Bob Spink (Con, Castle Point)
Dr Desmond Turner (Lab, Brighton Kemptown)