Select Committee on Science and Technology Second Report



The members of the Sub-Committee which conducted this Inquiry were:

    Lord Flowers
    Lord Freeman (co-opted)
    Lord Hunt of Chesterton (co-opted)
    Lord Lewis of Newnham
    Lord Methuen
    Lord Mitchell (co-opted)
    Lord Oxburgh
    Lord Patel
    Lord Wade of Chorlton (Chairman)
    Baroness Wilcox (until October 2002)

Declarations of Interest

Members declared the following interests in relation to this Inquiry.
Lord FlowersHonorary Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Physics; Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers; Fellow, Royal Society.
Lord Freeman Chairman, Thales PLC; Director, Thales S.A.
Lord Hunt of ChestertonProfessor of Climate Modelling, University College London; Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and Applications; Fellow, Royal Society; Chairman and Director, Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd.
Lord Lewis of NewnhamFellow, Royal Society.
Lord MitchellChairman, Syscap plc; Trustee, eLearning Foundation.
Lord OxburghFellow, Royal Society; Chairman, SETNET.
Lord Wade of ChorltonPresident, Campus Ventures Ltd, Incubation Unit, Manchester University; Chairman, Rising Stars Growth Fund Ltd, NW Technology Seed Corn Investment Fund.

Specialist Adviser

The Sub-Committee appointed as its Specialist Adviser Steve Furber FRS FREng, ICL Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester. Since joining the University in 1990, his particular research interest has been in asynchronous logic design and power-efficient computing. Before then, he worked at Acorn Computers where he was a principal designer of the BBC Microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor.

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