Select Committee on Science and Technology

No. 32 of Session 2005-06 18 April 2006



The Science and Technology Committee is holding an evidence session on Monday 24 April to discuss the creation of the Office of Science and Innovation and to explore the proposals put forward in the Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014: Next Steps. Evidence will be heard from:

Department of Trade and Industry

Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State
Sir Brian Bender, Permanent Secretary
Professor Sir David King, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Office of Science and Innovation
Professor Sir Keith O'Nions, Director General of Science and Innovation

The session will take place in Committee Room 16 at 4.30pm.

For further information please call Ana Ferreira, on 020 7219 2793.

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Notes for those wishing to attend a public meeting of the Committee:

Members of the public wishing to attend should present themselves at St Stephen's Entrance, where they will be directed through security and to the appropriate Committee Room. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes for this. It is possible for the Committee Room designated for the hearing to change at short notice, but such room changes will be clearly indicated. Please ensure that mobile phones and pagers are turned off before entering the Committee Room. Under no circumstances should members of the public address the Committee while in session. It is not possible for seats to be reserved in the Committee Room but every effort is made to ensure sufficient seating. Standing in Committee Rooms is permitted at the discretion of the Chairman. Those attending meetings are asked to remain silent throughout.

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.

€ The Committee holds a quarterly session with the Minister for Science and Innovation which also forms part of its scrutiny of the Office of Science and Technology. Evidence sessions were held on 19 October 2005 and 25 January 2006.

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)
Mr Jim Devine (Lab, Livingston)
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)