Select Committee on Science and Technology Second Report


SECOND REPORT

29th October 1997


  By the Select Committee appointed to consider Science and Technology.

ORDERED TO REPORT

MEETING WITH THE
PRESIDENT 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 Councils.

    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.


 
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