Trade and Industry Press Notice 85

Session 2002-03  2 September 2003

Press Notice 85


Publication of Report

The Trade and Industry Select Committee will publish its Twelfth Report of Session 2002-03, UK Biotechnology Industry (HC 87) on Wednesday 3rd September 2003 at 11.00 am.

The UK has been second only to the United States in the development of a pharmaceutical biotechnology industry.  Recently, however, difficulties in attracting investors to such a high risk industry and significant government investment by other countries has led to fears that the UK is about to lose its leading position.  The Committee has investigated the problems of the industry, and compared the situation in the UK with that in Germany and the USA.

Embargoed copies of the Report for witnesses and members of the press will be available from 11.00 am on  Monday 16th July from the Committee offices at 7 Millbank.  If you wish to collect a copy, please telephone in advance.  Further copies may be purchased from the Stationery Office (inquiries: 0870 600 5522) and the Report will be available on our website at the address below after publication.

For further information or to request a copy of the Report, please contact the Trade and Industry Committee Office on 020 7219 5777.