The work of the Committee in 2007-08 - Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee Contents

5  Conclusion

52. It has been an interesting and challenging year both for the new Department and for us as its scrutinising Committee. The previous Science and Technology Committee set us a high standard in looking at science policy. It has been challenging—if not impossible—to do justice to all the different parts of the DIUS portfolio. The list of inquiries and evidence sessions we have completed shows that we have conducted thorough scrutiny across all our subject areas. We have brought some of the lessons learned through the work of the Science and Technology Committee, particularly on evidence-based policy making, to bear on these wider subjects and hope to continue this work throughout the next Session.

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