29th October 1997
By the Select Committee appointed
to consider Science and Technology.
MEETING WITH THE
OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
On Wednesday 29 October
1997 the Select Committee received evidence from the Right Honourable
Mrs Margaret Beckett MP, President of the Board of Trade; John
Battle MP, Minister of State for Science, Energy and Industry;
and Sir John Cadogan CBE FRS FEng, Director-General of the Research
The witnesses presented
the science and technology policies of the new administration,
and answered particular questions on the Dearing Report; public
expenditure on science, engineering and technology; telecommunications
and information technology; and the EU Framework Programme.
A transcript of these exchanges
is appended to this Report, for the information of the House,
together with answers in writing to two questions concerning innovation.