Select Committee on Public Accounts Fifty-Ninth Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF

THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

SESSION 2001-02

MONDAY 11 MARCH 2002

Members present:

Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


  
Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Geraint DaviesMr David Rendel
Mr Barry GardinerJon Trickett
Mr Nick GibbMr Alan Williams
Mr Brian Jenkins


Sir John Bourn KCB, Comptroller and Auditor General, was further examined..

The Committee deliberated.

Mr Brian Glicksman, Treasury Officer of Accounts, was examined.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's Report on Delivering the Commercialisation of Public Sector Science (HC 580) was considered.

Mr Robin Young, Permanent Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry; Mr John Taylor OBE, Director General of the Research Councils, Office of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry; Professor Julia Goodfellow CBE, Chief Executive, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council; Professor Sir George Radda CBE, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council; and Professor John Lawton CBE, Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council, were examined (HC 689-i).

A division of the House being called, the Chairman suspended the meeting for ten minutes.

The Committee resumed.

The witnesses were further examined.

The witnesses withdrew.

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[Adjourned until Wednesday 13 March at Four o'clock.

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WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 2002

  Members present:

  Mr Edward Leigh, in the Chair


  
Mr Richard BaconMr George Osborne
Geraint DaviesMr David Rendel
Mr Frank FieldMr Gerry Steinberg
Mr Nick GibbJon Trickett
Mr Brian JenkinsMr Alan Williams
Mr Nigel Jones


Mr Tim Burr, Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General, was further examined.

The Committee deliberated.

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Draft Report (Delivering the Commercialisation of Public Sector Science), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 and 2 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 3 postponed.

Paragraphs 4 to 28 read and agreed to.

Postponed paragraph 3 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fifty-ninth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the provisions of Standing Order No. 134 (Select Committees (Reports)) be applied to the Report.

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[Adjourned until Monday 21 October at Four o'clock.




 
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