Select Committee on Science and Technology Twelfth 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 Innovation and its associated public bodies.

Current membership

Mr Phil Willis MP (Liberal Democrat, Harrogate and Knaresborough) (Chairman)

Adam Afriyie MP (Conservative, Windsor)

Mrs Nadine Dorries MP (Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire)

Mr Robert Flello MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South)

Linda Gilroy MP (Labour, Plymouth Sutton)

Dr Evan Harris MP (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West & Abingdon)

Dr Brian Iddon MP (Labour, Bolton South East)

Chris Mole MP (Labour/Co-op, Ipswich)

Dr Bob Spink MP (Conservative, Castle Point)

Graham Stringer MP (Labour, Manchester, Blackley)

Dr Desmond Turner MP (Labour, Brighton Kemptown)


The Committee is one of the departmental Select Committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No.152. These are available on the Internet via


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 this Parliament is included at the back of this volume.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are: Dr Lynn Gardner (Clerk); Dr Celia Blacklock (Second Clerk); Mr Edward Waller (Assistant Clerk); Dr Christopher Tyler (Committee Specialist); Dr Joanna Dally (Committee Specialist); Ana Ferreira (Committee Assistant); Christine McGrane (Committee Secretary); and Jonathan Olivier Wright (Senior Office Clerk).


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 2793; the Committee's e-mail address is:

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