No.70 of Session 2003-04 14 October 2004

The work of the Economic and Social Research Council

Evidence session

Wednesday 20 October 2004

Committee Room 6 at 9.30am

As part of its ongoing programme of scrutiny of the Research Councils the Committee will take evidence from the Economic and Social Research Council  (ESRC) and will hear from :

Professor Ian Diamond, Chief Executive

Mr Glyn Davies, Director of Policy and Resources and Deputy Chief Executive

Mr Adrian Alsop, Director for Research, Training and Development

Professor Patricia Broadfoot, member of ESRC Council and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol

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Notes for Editors

• Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the 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 12 November 2001.

• The  Committee has taken evidence from the other Research Councils as follows:

Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, 3 July 2002, HC 161, Session 2002-03

Medical Research Council, 4 December 2002, HC 132, Session 2002-03

Natural Environment Research Council, 30 April 2003, HC 674, Session 2002-03

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 7 July 2003, HC 936, Session 2002-03

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, 1 December 2003, HC 6, Session 2003-04

Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Council, 29 March 2004, HC 462, Session 2003-04