Press Notice

Science and Technology Committee

No. 23 of Session 2002-2003

27 March 2003


Publication Of Report

The Science and Technology Committee will publish its Fourth Report of Session 2002-03 (HC  55-I) at 0001 hours on Thursday 3 April 2003. 

The Report looks at the public and private expenditure on energy research, development and demonstration and its coordination.  It looks at the state of development of different energy technologies and how they should be prioritised, including nuclear fission and fusion.  The Committee also considers obstacles to the development of new technologies, both infrastructural and regulatory.

Embargoed copies of the Report will be available to the media and witnesses from 1100 on Wednesday 2 April, provided they ask for copies in advance.

The minutes of evidence to the inquiry will be published separately as HC 55-II on Monday 7 April.

Copies of this Report can be obtained from the date of publication from TSO outlets and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting the appropriate HC number.  The text of the Report will also be available on the Committee's internet homepage:

Further information on the work of the Committee can be obtained from Committee staff on 020 7219 2793/4.

Previous press notices and publications are available on our website.

 Notes for Editors

1. 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.

2. The inquiry "Towards a Non-Carbon Fuel Economy: Research, Development and Demonstration" was announced on 16 May 2002 in Press Notice 27.