No.75 of Session 2003-04  25 October 2004


Evidence session

Monday 1 November 2004

Committee Room 8 at 4.30pm

The Science and Technology Committee will take evidence from:

Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Chief Secretary, HM Treasury

Dr Kim Howells MP, Minister of State, Department for Education and Skills

Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry

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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 is looking at the Ten-Year Investment Framework for Science and Innovation as part of its scrutiny of the Office of Science and Technology in 2004.