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Sessional Returns 2000-01 - Contents


10. SELECT COMMITTEES

B. SELECT COMMITTEE ATTENDANCE, WORK, PUBLICATIONS ETC

28. Science and Technology

The Committee was nominated on 14 July 1997.
It had 11 Members and held 19 meetings.



Members
Meetings attended

Clark, Dr Michael, (Chairman)
19
Ashdown, Sir Paddy
4
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire (discharged, 13.3.01)
0
Gibson, Dr Ian
17
Iddon, Dr Brian
19
Jackson, Mr Robert
4
Jones, Dr Lynne
14
Kumar, Dr Ashok
10
McWalter, Mr Tony (added, 13.3.01)
8
Taylor, Mr Ian
4
Turner, Dr Desmond
13
Williams, Dr Alan W
6

Overall attendance:
56.4%
Number of Members added:
1
Number of Members discharged:
1
Turnover of membership during the Session:
9%

Staff
Clerk of the Committee: Ms Philippa Helme, Deputy Principal Clerk (Senior Structure Band 2).
Second Clerk: Mr Geoffrey Farrar, Assistant Clerk (Band A3).

    Committee Specialist: Dr Amanda Collis (Band B1) (seconded from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) (from 15.1.01).
Committee Assistant: Mrs Leonie Nugent, Higher Executive Officer (Band B2).
    Secretary: Mrs Anne Browning, Secretary (Band D1).
Specialist Advisers during the Session
Professor Janet Askham, Professor Ian Bryden, Professor Derek Burke, Professor John Chesshire, Professor Michel Coleman, Dr Helena Earl, Professor Michael Elves, Dr John Hassard, Professor Peter Liss and Dr John Pyle.

Witnesses
  
Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:
  
     Number of appearances by:
  
          Cabinet Ministers
1
          Other Ministers
2
Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of:
  
Office of Science and Technology
1
other departments
4
     comprising: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
3
Department of Trade and Industry
1
Public bodies and non-Ministerial departments:
3
comprising: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
2
Natural Environment Research Council
1
Appearances by other witnesses
14

Overseas Visits
None.

Visits to European Institutions
None.

UK Visits

Date
Destination
Members
Staff
Purpose
Cost
21.11.00
Federation of the Electronics Industry, London
2
2
Discussion on the future of science-based industries
£35.25
30.1.01
Chemical Industries Association, London
3
2
Discussion of topical issues
Nil
1.2.01
Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton Down
4
2
Investigative visit
£453.60
6.2.01
The Wellcome Trust, Hinxton
5
0.125
Investigative visit
£283.20

A  Includes 1 specialist adviser

Reports and Minutes of Evidence

Title
HC No.
(2000-01)
Date of
publication
No. of
pages
Sale price
Government
reply
First Report: EQUAL (Extend Quality Life)
43
17.1.01
78
£11.50
Received 4.4.01: published as Second Special Report, Session 2000-01
Second Report: Corus plc—Research and Development
110
24.1.01
37
£8.00
Received 27.3.01: published as Third Special Report, Session 2000-01
Third Report: Scientific Advisory System: Scientific Advice on Climate Change
14
21.3.01
114
£14.70
Awaited
Fourth Report: Scientific Advisory System
257
21.3.01
52
£9.70
Awaited
Fifth Report: Genetics and Insurance
174
3.4.01
119
£14.70
Awaited
Sixth Report: Are We Realising Our Potential?
200-I
3.4.01
34
£8.00
Awaited
Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence: Are We Realising our Potential?
200-II
3.4.01
295
£20.50
Not applicable
Seventh Report: Wave and Tidal Energy
291
8.5.01
109
£19.50
Awaited
First Special Report: The Work of the Science and Technology Committee 1997-2000
44
21.12.00
24
£5.50
Not applicable
Second Special Report: Government Response to the First Report on EQUAL (Extend Quality Life)
386
30.4.01
18
£4.75
Not applicable
Third Special Report: Government Response to the Second Report on Corus plc-Research and Development
421
9.5.01
11
£3.40
Not applicable
Fourth Special Report: The Work of the Science and Technology Committee in the 1997-2001 Parliament
476
11.5.01
13
£4.00
Not applicable
Minutes of Evidence: The Science and Innovation White Paper and the Science Budget
274-i
30.3.01
15
£4.75
Not applicable
Minutes of Evidence: The Work of the Chief Scientific Adviser
420-i
21.5.01
11
£4.00
Not applicable

Minutes of Proceedings
The Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 1999-00 were published on 9.2.01 as HC 793, Session 1999-2000. The Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 2000-01 were published on 22.6.01 as HC 500, Session 2000-01.

Divisions
None.

Debates
The following Report was debated in the House:

    Sixth Report, Session 1999-2000, Cancer Research—A Fresh Look, on a Government Motion for the Adjournment of the House, 11.1.01
The following Report was referred to on the Order Paper as being relevant to a debate in Westminster Hall:

    Second Report, Session 2000-01, Corus plc—Research and Development, on a Government Motion for the Adjournment (Crisis in the Steel Industry), 28.3.01
Oral Evidence
Oral evidence was taken at 9 of the Committee's 19 meetings. On none of these occasions was evidence taken partly or wholly in private.

Inquiry
No. of oral evidence sessions
Scientific Advisory System: Scientific Advice on Climate Change
2
Genetics and Insurance
2
Wave and Tidal Energy
3
Miscellaneous
2
Total
9




 
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