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Sessional Returns 2001-02 - Contents


29. Science and Technology

The Committee was nominated on 12 November 2001.

It had 11 Members and held 42 Meetings.


Members
Meetings
attended

Gibson, Dr Ian (Chairman from 14.11.01)
42
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
27
Harris, Mr Tom
24
Heath, Mr David
24
Hoban, Mr Mark
28
Iddon, Dr Brian
37
McWalter, Mr Tony
37
Murrison, Dr Andrew
25
Smith, Geraldine
21
Spink, Dr Robert
31
Turner, Dr Desmond
36

Overall Attendance:
71.9 %
Turnover of membership during the Session:
0 %

Staff

Clerk of the Committee: Mrs Philippa Helme (until 31.10.02), Deputy Principal Clerk (Senior Structure Band 2); Mr Chris Shaw (from 1.11.02), Deputy Principal Clerk (Senior Structure Band 2)

Second Clerk: Mr Geoffrey Farrar (until 1 July 2001), Assistant Clerk (Band A3); Ms Charlotte Littleboy (from 2 July until 31.10.02), Assistant Clerk (Band A3); Miss Nerys Welfoot (from 1.11.02), Assistant Clerk (Band A3)

Committee Specialist: Dr Alun Roberts, (Band B1) (from 15.10.01)

Committee Assistant: Mrs Leonie Nugent, Higher Executive Officer (Band B2); Mrs Pam Fisher (from 15.4.02), Higher Executive Officer (Band B2)

Secretary: Heather Watson (from 14.10.02), Senior Office Clerk (Band D1); Mrs Anna Browning (until 11.10.02), Secretary Grade 3 (Band D1)

Specialist Advisers during the Session

Professor Dennis Anderson, Professor Michel Coleman, Professor Michael Elves, Professor Jonathan Osbourne, Dr Nick Otter and Becky Parker.
Witnesses
Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:
Cabinet Ministers
1
Other Ministers
5
Members of the House of Lords (of whom 1 was a Minister)
2
Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of
Office of Science and Technology
4
Department of Health
4
Department for Education and Skills
3
Public bodies and non-Ministerial departments comprising:
9
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council1
Economic and Social Research Council
1
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
2
Medical Research Council
1
Natural Environment Research Council
1
Physical Sciences and Astronomy Research Council
3
Non Departmental Public Bodies
12
Appearances by other witnesses
123


Overseas Visits

Date
Destination
Members
Staff
Purpose
Cost
22-23.5.02AthensA
3
1
Eureka Interparliamentary Conference
£4,938.41
14-20.9.02Japan (Tokyo and Osaka)
9
2
Non-carbon fuel economy inquiry
£44,797.29
(estimated outturn)

ATravel in a representative capacity

Visits to European Institutions

None.

UK Visits

Date
Destination
Members
Staff
Purpose
Cost
19.3.02Science Museum
4
6A
Oral evidence
£39.94
20.3.02Royal Marsden Hospital, London
4
2
Press conference
£64.41
22.4.02Edinburgh
5
3
Science Education Inquiry
£3,272.76
11.7.02Science Museum
5
2
Press conference
£62.20
11.11.02Culham
4
4B
Inquiry into non-carbon fuel economy
£401.60

AIncludes 2 shorthand writers

BIncludes 1 specialist adviser

Reports and Minutes of Evidence

Title
HC No. (2001-02)
Date of publication
No. of pages
Sale price
Government reply
First Report: Cancer Research - A Follow-Up
444
20.3.02
107
£14.50
Received 13.6.02: published in Minutes of Evidence and Appendices, Session 2001-02, HC 1101-i
Second Report: The Research Assessment Exercise
507
25.4.02
175
£18.50
Received 18.10.02: published as Fifth Special Report, Session 2001-02
Third Report: Science Education from 14 to 19
508-I
11.7.02
96
£13.00
Received 22.10.02: published as Sixth Special Report, Session 2001-02
Minutes of Evidence and Appendices: Science Education from 14 to 19
508-II
11.7.02
216
£20.50
Not applicable
Fourth Report: Developments in Human Genetics and Embryology
791
18.7.02
31
£7.50
Received 25.11.02
Fifth Report: Government Funding of the Scientific Learned Societies
774-I
1.8.02
67
£12.00
Received 11.11.02
Minutes of Evidence and Appendices: Government funding of the Scientific Learned Societies
774-II
7.8.02
185
£18.50
Not applicable
Sixth Report: National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts: a follow-up
1064
31.10.02
59
£12.00
Awaited
Seventh Report: The Office of Science and Technology: Scrutiny Report 2002
860
6.11.02
52
£11.00
Awaited
Eighth Report: Short-term research contracts in Science and Engineering
1046
20.11.02
220
£20.50
Awaited
First Special Report: Government's Response to the Science and Technology Committee's Fourth Report, Session 2000-01, on the Scientific Advisory System
360
28.11.01
29
£5.50
Not applicable
Second Special Report: Government's Response to the Science and Technology's Sixth Report of Session 2000-01, Are We Realising Our Potential?
361
28.11.01
19
£5.50
Not applicable
Third Special Report: Government's Response to the Science and Technology Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2000-01, on Wave and Tidal Energy
377
5.12.01
13
£4.00
Not applicable
Fourth Special Report: Government's Response to the Committee's Third Report of Session 2000-01 on Scientific Advice on Climate Change
493
18.1.02
14
£4.00
Not applicable
Fifth Special Report: Government Response to the Committee's Second Report of Session 2001-02 on The Research Assessment Exercise.
995
26.6.02
27
£7.00
Not applicable
Sixth Special Report: Sixth Special Report: Government Response to the Committee's Third Report of Session 2001-02, Science Education from 14 to 19
1204
22.10.02
37
£8.50
Not applicable
Minutes of Evidence and Appendices: Government Policy on Science and Technology
459-i
7.2.02
28
£7.50
Not applicable
Minutes of Evidence and Appendices: Government Response to the Cancer Research Follow Up Report
1101-i
12.8.02
9
£4.00
Not applicable
Uncorrected Evidence published on the Internet: Towards a non-carbon fuel economy
1240-i
29.10.02
-
-
Not applicable
Uncorrected Evidence published on the Internet: Towards a non-carbon fuel economy
1240-ii
6.11.02
-
-
Not applicable
Uncorrected Evidence published on the Internet: Towards a non-carbon fuel economy
1240-iii
13.11.02
-
-
Not applicable
Uncorrected Evidence published on the Internet: Government Response to the Report on Science Education from 14 to 19
1273-i
13.11.02
-
-
Not applicable

Government replies to Reports for Session 2000-01

Reply to the Committee's Fifth Report: Genetics and Insurance; Fifth Report of Session 2000-2001, published as Cm 5286 (23.10.01).

Minutes of Proceedings

The Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 2000-2001 were published on 22.6.01 as HC 500, Session 2000-2001. The Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee for Session 2001-02 will be published as HC 1334, Session 2001-02.
Divisions
None.

Debates
The following Reports and Special Report were debated in Westminster Hall:
Fifth Report, Session 2001-02, Genetics and Insurance; Fifth Report of Session 2000-2001, 25.10.01
Third Special Report, Session 2001-02, Government's Response to the Science and Technology Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2000-01, on Wave and Tidal Energy, 10.1.02

Second Report, Session 2001-02, The Research Assessment Exercise, 27.6.02

Oral Evidence

Oral Evidence was taken at 24 of the Committee's 42 Meetings. On none of these occasions was evidence taken partly or wholly in private.

Inquiry
Number of oral evidence sessions
Cancer Research - A Follow-Up
4
Developments in Human Genetics and Embryology
1
Government Funding of the Scientific Learned Societies
3
National Endowment for Science, Technology
and the Arts: a follow-up
1
Office of Science and Technology
2
PPARC
1
Research Assessment Exercise
2
Science Education from 14 to 19
6
Short-term Research Contracts in Science and Engineering
1
Towards a Non-Carbon Fuel Economy
3
Total
24






 
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