5 Conclusion |
43. We consider that a comprehensive statement of
principles will help to delineate the roles of Government, scientific
advisory committees and scientific advice to Government. In our
view this is welcome. We consider that the principles need to
be underpinned with administrative changes to ensure that they
44. In our view
the principles published on 6 November fully accord with the thrust
of the conclusions and recommendations made in our earlier Reports.
We endorse and support the broad principles as proposed by Lord
Rees and others and published by Sense About Science on 6 November
2009 and recommend a number of changes which we consider will
clarify and enhance the application and operation of the principles.
45. We shall examine the Government's principles
applying to the treatment of independent scientific advice provided
to government when they are published. We may return to this issue
before the end of the Parliament.