No. 61 of Session 2005-06 27 October 2006
PUBLICATION OF REPORT
SCIENTIFIC ADVICE, RISK AND EVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKING
The Science and Technology Committee will publish its Seventh Report of Session 2005-06,
Scientific Advice, Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making, [HC 900-I], at 00.01 on
Wednesday 8 November.
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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.
This inquiry was announced on 9 November 2005 in Press Notice No 9 of session 2005-06. http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/science_and_technology_committee/scitech091105.cfm
Evidence sessions were held on Wednesday: 15 February when evidence was heard from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and the Chief Government Social Researcher; on 1 and 22 March when evidence was heard from ACMD and the Home Office; on 26 April when evidence was heard from Experts and Lobby Groups; on 3, 10, 11(Thursday), 17 and 24 May when evidence was heard from biometrics and IT experts from industry and academia; the Food Standards Agency; officials from the European Commission; the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Health Protection Agency, the Health and Safety Executive and academics; The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Campaign for Science and Engineering, Biosciences Federation and academics; 7, 14 June when evidence was heard from the Head of the Government Economic Service and the Chief Scientific Advisers to DfID, Home Office and DfT, and Home Office Ministers, and on 5 July when evidence was heard from the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and the Permanent Secretary at the DTI.
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)