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Science and Technology Committee - Third Report
Setting priorities for publicly funded research

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 23 March 2010.


Contents


Terms of Reference

Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Background

Structure of the report

Terminology

Acknowledgements

Chapter 2: United Kingdom research base and the economic context

International comparisons

Global economic downturn

Conclusion

Chapter 3: Improving the mechanisms for setting research priorities

Research objectives

Reaping the benefits of research through Government policy

Overview of Government expenditure on research and development

Advice and consultation

Improved mechanisms for setting priorities

Chapter 4: Flagging up further issues

Introduction

" Responsive-mode" and targeted" research

Supporting private-sector research and innovation

Increasing concentration of research resources

Impact

Chapter 5: Recommendations

Appendix 1: Members and Declarations of Interest

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Appendix 4: Seminar held at the House of Lords

Appendix 5: Public funding mechanisms to support research and development

Appendix 6: Letter to Lord Drayson, Minister for Science and Innovation, from the Chairman

Appendix 7: Oral evidence of Professor John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Appendix 8: Abbreviations

Appendix 9: Recent Reports from the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

NOTE: References in the text of the report are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence

(p) refers to a page of written evidence

The Report of the Committee is published in Volume I, HL Paper No 104-I

The Evidence of the Committee is published in Volume II, HL Paper No 104-II

Volumes I and II are available on the internet at www.publications.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/lords_s_t_select/



MINUTES OF EVIDENCE - VOLUME II (HL 104-II)




WRITTEN EVIDENCE - VOLUME II (HL 104-II)




 
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