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Select Committee on Science and Technology Minutes of Evidence


Examination of Witnesses (Question 1)

WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2000

MR FOKKO VAN DUYNE AND DR JEFF EDINGTON

Chairman

  1. Mr van Duyne and Dr Edington, thank you for coming before us today. We are grateful for your attendance. However, at 9.30 this morning we were informed that Mr Bryant was not able to be here. We were told that there were problems with the trains and, as he had a slight touch of food poisoning, he was unwilling to go by car. This has been reported to the Committee this afternoon and there was a strong feeling that we really did want to see Mr Bryant as well as his other two colleagues. We do feel we have been trying to get this meeting for a long time, going back to February, and we are very sorry that we are going to have to thank you for coming, but actually say that we will have to reconvene this session and Mr Bryant will be asked to attend. I can inform you that that is likely to take place on 13 November and it will be a requirement that Mr Bryant attends. Thank you very much for your own attendance. I apologise that you have been brought here unnecessarily.

  (Mr Van Duyne) We look forward to the next meeting.





 
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