Select Committee on Science and Technology Fifth Report



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

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Lord Freeman (co-opted)

Lord Lewis of Newnham

Lord Methuen

Lord Mitchell

Lord Oxburgh

Lord Patel (Chairman)

Lord Thomas of Macclesfield (co-opted)

Lord Turnberg

Lord Wade of Chorlton

Lord Winston

Lord Young of Graffham

Declarations of Interest

Members declared the following interests in relation to the Inquiry.

Baroness Finlay  Vice Dean at University of Wales College of Medicine.

Lord Freeman  Chairman, Thales plc; Director, Thales S.A.; Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Advisory Board.

Lord Mitchell  Chairman, Syscap plc; Trustee, eLearning Foundation.

Lord Oxburgh  Member, Cambridge-MIT Advisory Council; Chairman, SETNET.

Lord Thomas  Chairman of the NorthWest Development Agency, 1998-2002; Chairman, Internexus Group.

Lord Turnberg  Professor at the University of Manchester until 1997; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1980s; a member of the North West Regional Health Authority.

Lord Wade  President, Campus Ventures Ltd, Incubation Unit, Manchester University; Chairman of Rising Stars Growth Fund Ltd, of the Advisory Committee to Rising Stars Growth Fund and of NIMTECH.

Lord Young  Chairman of Council, University College London; President and Director, The West Sussex Economic Partnership Ltd; Chairman, Prince's Trust Development Board; former Secretary of State for Employment (1985-87) and for Trade & Industry (1987-89).

Specialist Adviser

The Sub-Committee appointed Marilyn Wedgwood BSc MSc PhD FRSA as its Specialist Adviser. Currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of External Relations at Manchester Metropolitan University, Dr Wedgwood has long experience of regional policy matters having also been, among other things: Director of Enterprise in Higher Education and then of Regional Affairs at the University of Sheffield; an adviser to the then CVCP[61] on Regional Policy; and a part-time secondee to DTI's Innovation Unit to assist in the development of the interface between HE and business.

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