Select Committee on Science and Technology Seventh Report

The Science and Technology Committee

The Science and Technology Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Office of Science and Technology and its associated public bodies

Current membership
Dr Ian Gibson MP (Labour, Norwich North) (Chairman)
Mr Parmjit Dhanda MP (Labour, Gloucester)
Mr Tom Harris MP (Labour, Glasgow Cathcart)
Mr David Heath MP (Liberal Democrat, Somerton and Frome)
Dr Brian Iddon MP (Labour, Bolton South East)
Mr Robert Key (Conservative, Salisbury)
Mr Tony McWalter MP (Labour, Hemel Hempstead)
Dr Andrew Murrison MP (Conservative, Westbury)
Geraldine Smith MP (Labour, Morecambe and Lunesdale)
Bob Spink MP (Conservative, Castle Point)
Dr Desmond Turner MP (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)

The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at A list of Reports from the Committee in the present Parliament is included at the back of this volume.

Committee staff
The current staff of the Committee are Chris Shaw (Clerk), Miss Nerys Welfoot (Second Clerk), Alun Roberts (Committee Specialist); Ana Ferreira (Committee Assistant) and Miss Simali Shah (Committee Secretary)

All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Science and Technology Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 2794; the Committee's e-mail address is:

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