Science and Technology Committee

No. 1 of Session 2002-03

15 November 2002


Oral Evidence Session

Wednesday 20 November

4.15 pm    National Grid, Transco, Ofgem, Scottish Power, United Utilities

4.55 pm    Building Research Establishment, Gusto Homes, Vent-Axia

5.30pm    BP, Shell

The evidence session will be held in Committee Room 8.

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1.    Under the terms of House of Commons 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.

2.    The Committee's Inquiry 'Towards a Non-carbon Fuel Economy: Research, Development and Demonstration' was announced on 16 May  2002.  See Press Notice 27 of Session 2001-02.