Select Committee on Science and Technology Sixth Report


SIXTH REPORT

11th February 1998


  By the Select Committee appointed to consider Science and Technology.

ORDERED TO REPORT

MEETING WITH EDUCATION MINISTERS

    On 11th February, we received oral evidence from the Baroness Blackstone, Minister for Education and Employment; Stephen Byers MP, Minister for School Standards; and officials from the Department for Education and Employment. The witnesses answered questions on:

    Mathematics, science and information technology in schools;

    A-levels;

    Increasing access to higher education; and

    Recruitment to science and engineering.

    The transcript of our exchanges is appended to this Report. It may be read with the transcripts of our recent meetings with Sir Ron Dearing (now Lord Dearing) and with the President of the Board of Trade (1st and 2nd Reports, Session 1997-98, HL Papers 23 and 30).

    Written answers to questions about the Research Assessment Exercise, university research infrastructure, and the proposed University for Industry are printed after the transcript.


 
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