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Science and Technology - Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 7 December 2005.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference


REPORT

Abstract


CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION


CHAPTER 2: INFLUENZA


CHAPTER 3: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE


CHAPTER 4: NIP A PANDEMIC IN THE BUD


CHAPTER 5: MITIGATION


CHAPTER 6: DAMAGE LIMITATION


CHAPTER 7: A LONG-TERM STRATEGY


CHAPTER 8: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


Appendix 1: Members and Declarations of Interest

Appendix 2: Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Appendix 4: Seminar

Appendix 5: Glossary and Acronyms


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MINUTES OF EVIDENCE




WRITTEN EVIDENCE



Oral Evidence

    Dr Jan Slingenbergh, Senior Officer, Animal Health Service, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO); Dr Robert McCracken, past President, British Veterinary Association (BVA)
    Written evidence from the BVA
    Oral evidence (13 October 2005)

    Mr Richard Stubbins, Chair, Pandemic Planning Sub-Group, UK Vaccine Industry Group (UVIG); Dr Kevin Bryett, Managing Director, Chiron Vaccines; Dr John Wood, Principal Scientist, Virology, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC); Mr John Harrison, Influenza Therapy Manager, Roche Products Ltd
    Written evidence from UVIG
    Written evidence from Chiron Vaccines
    Written evidence from NIBSC
    Written evidence from Roche Products Ltd
    Oral evidence (25 October 2005)

    Mrs Jan Hutchinson, NHS Alliance; Professor Pat Troop, Chief Executive, Health Protection Agency (HPA); Professor Maria Zambon, Head of the National Influenza Laboratory and Deputy Director, Virus Reference Division, Centre for Infection, HPA; and Dr Nigel Lightfoot, Director, Emergency Response, HPA
    Written evidence from the NHS Alliance
    Oral evidence (25 October 2005)

    Professor Nigel Mathers, Chair, Research Group, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP); Dr Richard Jarvis, Consultant in Health Protection and Council Member, British Medical Association (BMA); Ms Lynne Young, Primary Care Lead, Royal College of Nursing; Professor David Menon, Intensive Care Society; Ms Helen Young, Executive Director of Nursing / Clinical Director,
    NHS Direct
    Written evidence from RCGP
    Written evidence from the Intensive Care Society
    Oral evidence (27 October 2005)
    Supplementary written evidence from the BMA

    Dr Klaus Stohr, Team Co-ordinator, WHO Global Influenza Programme
    Oral evidence (27 October 2005)
    Supplementary written evidence by Roche Products Ltd

    Ms Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State for Health Services; Dr David Harper, Chief Scientist and Dr David Salisbury, Head of Immunisation, Department of Health (DH)
    Written evidence from DH
    Oral evidence (1 November 2005)
    Supplementary written evidence from DH

    Dr David Nabarro, Senior UN System Co-ordinator for Avian and Human Influenza, and Louise Fresco, Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
    Oral evidence (1 November 2005)

    Deputy Chief Constable Alan Goodwin, Chair, Emergency Procedures Committee, Association of Chief Police Officers; Mr Philip Selwood, Chair, Civil Emergencies Committee, Ambulance Services Association; Professor Sue Atkinson, Regional Director of Public Health for London; Mr Zyg Kowalczyk, Director, London Resilience Team
    Oral evidence (3 November 2005)

    Professor Jim Norton, Institute of Directors (IOD); Mr Kevin Hawkins, Director General, British Retail Consortium; Mr Alan Lacey, Regulatory Affairs Manager, J Sainsbury plc
    Letter from Professor Jim Norton, IOD
    Oral evidence (3 November 2005)


Written Evidence

    Academy of Medical Sciences
    Dr Peter Bailey
    Dr Alan Hay, World Influenza Centre
    Institute for Animal Health and Roslin Institute
    Research Councils UK
    The Royal Society
    Dr R L Salmon, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Wales
    Wellcome Trust

Note: References in the text of the Report are as follows:
(Q) refers to a question in the oral evidence
(p.) refers to a page of written evidence





 
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