A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

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November 2013

Climate: Public understanding and policy implications

October 2013

CLIMATE: PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

September 2013

CLIMATE: PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

  • Dr James Randerson, Guardian gave evidence on 9 Sep. [123]
  • Catherine Brahic, News Editor, environment and life sciences, New Scientist gave evidence on 9 Sep. [123]
  • Fiona Harvey, Guardian gave evidence on 9 Sep. [123]
  • Lewis Smith, Freelance Journalist gave evidence on 9 Sep. [123]
  • Richard Black, former BBC Environment Correspondent gave evidence on 9 Sep. [123]
  • Tony Grayling, Environment Agency gave evidence on 11 Sep. [124]
  • Phil Rothwell, Environment Agency gave evidence on 11 Sep. [124]
  • Paul Crick, Kent County Council gave evidence on 11 Sep. [124]
  • Katie Stead, Environment Officer, Investment and Regeneration Service, Kirklees Council gave evidence on 11 Sep. [124]
  • John Hirst, Met Office gave evidence on 11 Sep. [124]
  • Professor Julia Slingo OBE, Met Office gave evidence on 11 Sep. [124]

July 2013

CLIMATE: PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

  • David Jordan, BBC gave evidence on 17 Jul. [122]
  • Ralph Lee, Channel 4 gave evidence on 17 Jul. [122]
  • Fiona Ball, Head of Environment and Engagement, BSkyBÂ Limited gave evidence on 17 Jul. [122]
  • Ros Donald, Carbon Brief gave evidence on 17 Jul. [122]
  • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill Blog gave evidence on 17 Jul. [122]
  • James Painter, Head of the Journalism Fellowship Programme, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism gave evidence on 17 Jul. [122]

WORK OF THE EUROPEAN AND UK SPACE AGENCIES

June 2013

CLIMATE: PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

  • Professor Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University gave evidence on 26 Jun. [118]
  • Professor Chris Rapley, UCL gave evidence on 26 Jun. [118]
  • Dr Alex Burch, Director of Learning, Science Museum Group gave evidence on 26 Jun. [118]
  • Professor John Womersley, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Champion for RCUK Public Engagement with Research gave evidence on 26 Jun. [118]
  • Professor Tim Palmer, Royal Meteorological Society gave evidence on 26 Jun. [118]
  • Professor Rowan Sutton, Director of Climate Research, National Centre for Atmospheric Science gave evidence on 26 Jun. [118]
  • Professor John Pethica, Royal Society gave evidence on 26 Jun. [118]
  • Dr Catherine Happer, Glasgow University Media Group gave evidence on 19 Jun. [119]
  • Professor Greg Philo, Glasgow University Media Group gave evidence on 19 Jun. [119]
  • Tom Sheldon, Science Media Centre gave evidence on 19 Jun. [119]

CLINICAL TRIALS

DIGITAL BY DEFAULT

WORK OF THE EUROPEAN AND UK SPACE AGENCIES

  • Professor David Southwood, Imperial College London, President, Royal Astronomical Society gave evidence on 12 Jun. [117]
  • Professor Alan Smith, University College London gave evidence on 12 Jun. [117]
  • Professor Shaun Quegan, University of Sheffield, appearing on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gave evidence on 12 Jun. [117]
  • Professor Richard Holdaway, Director, RAL Space, appearing on behalf of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) gave evidence on 12 Jun. [117]
  • John Auburn, Vice President European Space Institutions, Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd gave evidence on 12 Jun. [117]
  • Dr Hugh Lewis, University of Southampton, appearing on behalf of PHS Space Ltd gave evidence on 12 Jun. [117]
  • Richard Peckham, Astrium gave evidence on 12 Jun. [117]

May 2013

CLINICAL TRIALS

  • Simon Denegri, NIHR National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research and Chair, INVOLVE gave evidence on 15 May. [112]
  • Professor Karol Sikora, Medical Director of Cancer Partners UK and Dean, University of Buckingham Medical School gave evidence on 15 May. [112]
  • Tracey Brown, Managing Director, Sense About Science gave evidence on 15 May. [112]
  • Dr Helen Jamison, Science Media Centre gave evidence on 15 May. [112]
  • Bill Davidson, Department of Health gave evidence on 15 May. [112]
  • Peter Knight, Department of Health gave evidence on 15 May. [112]
  • Dr Janet Wisely, Chief Executive, Health Research Authority gave evidence on 15 May. [112]
  • Sir Kent Woods, Chief Executive, Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority gave evidence on 15 May. [112]

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

April 2013

CLINICAL TRIALS

WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISER

March 2013

Clinical Trials

  • Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Chair of the Academy of Medical Sciences Working Group on the Regulation and Governance of Health Research gave evidence on 13 Mar. [107]
  • Dr Keith Bragman, President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine gave evidence on 13 Mar. [107]
  • Dr Fiona Godlee, British Medical Journal gave evidence on 13 Mar. [107]

FORENSIC SCIENCE

  • Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator gave evidence on 6 Mar. [104]
  • Professor Bernard Silverman, Home Office gave evidence on 6 Mar. [104]
  • Mr Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention gave evidence on 13 Mar. [108]
  • Stephen Webb, Home Office gave evidence on 13 Mar. [108]

WATER QUALITY

WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISER

February 2013

FORENSIC SCIENCE

WATER QUALITY

January 2013

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Forensic Science

  • Alison Fendley, Executive Director, Forensic Archive Ltd gave evidence on 30 Jan. [98]
  • Dr Gill Tully, Consultant, Principal Forensic Services Ltd gave evidence on 30 Jan. [98]
  • Helen Kenny, Forensic Science Service gave evidence on 30 Jan. [98]

Marine Science

December 2012

MARINE SCIENCE

  • Phil Durrant, Managing Director, Gardline Environmental Limited (representing the North Sea Marine Cluster) gave evidence on 5 Dec. [92]
  • Professor Ralph Rayner, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) gave evidence on 5 Dec. [92]
  • Richard Burt, Chair, Association of Marine Scientific Industries (AMSI) Council gave evidence on 5 Dec. [92]
  • Dr Phillip Williamson, Science Co-ordinator, UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme gave evidence on 5 Dec. [92]
  • Professor Jonathan Sharples, University of Liverpool gave evidence on 5 Dec. [92]
  • Stephen Dye, Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) gave evidence on 5 Dec. [92]
  • Professor Alan Rodger, British Antarctic Survey gave evidence on 12 Dec. [93]
  • Professor Ed Hill, National Oceanography Centre gave evidence on 12 Dec. [93]
  • Dr Matthew Frost, Marine Biological Association gave evidence on 20 Dec. [94]
  • Professor Stephen de Mora, Plymouth Marine Laboratory gave evidence on 20 Dec. [94]

November 2012

ENGINEERING SKILLS

Marine Science

October 2012

EU Chief Scientific Adviser

Examination of Witness

Minutes of EvidenceHC 665

Proposed merger of British Antarctic Survey and National Oceanography Centre

  • Right Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science gave evidence on 31 Oct. [87]
  • Professor Ed Hill, Interim Director of the British Antarctic Survey and Director of National Oceanography Centre gave evidence on 31 Oct. [87]
  • Edmund Wallis, Chairman of the NERC gave evidence on 31 Oct. [87]
  • Professor Duncan Wingham, Chief Executive of the NERC gave evidence on 31 Oct. [87]

September 2012

Bridging the "valley of death": improving the commercialisation of research

  • Rt hon. Mr David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science gave evidence on 12 Sep. [82]

July 2012

Bridging the "Valley of Death": Improving the Commercialisation of Research

Examination of Witness

June 2012

13 June 2012

BRIDGING THE "VALLEY OF DEATH": IMPROVING THE

  • Sir David Cooksey, gave evidence on 20 Jun. [75]
  • Sir Peter Williams, gave evidence on 20 Jun. [75]
  • David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) gave evidence on 20 Jun. [75]
  • Professor Ian Haines, Executive Secretary, UKÂ Deans of Science gave evidence on 20 Jun. [75]
  • Professor Nick Wright, Russell Group gave evidence on 20 Jun. [75]

SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Stephen O'Brien MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development gave evidence on 25 Jun. [76]
  • Professor Chris Whitty, DFID gave evidence on 25 Jun. [76]
  • Professor Tim Wheeler, DFID gave evidence on 25 Jun. [76]

May 2012

23 May 2012

April 2012

BRIDGING THE "VALLEY OF DEATH": IMPROVING THE COMMERCIALISATION OF RESEARCH

Minutes of EvidenceHC 348

March 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 428

PRE-APPOINTMENT HEARING: CHAIR OF THE ENGINEERING

RISK PERCEPTION AND ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

February 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 377

Minutes of EvidenceHC 428

RISK PERCEPTION AND ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

January 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 428

RISK PERCEPTION AND ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

THE CENSUS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

December 2011

ENGINEERING IN GOVERNMENT: FOLLOW-UP

The Census and Social Science

The Forensic Science Service: Government Response

  • James Brokenshire MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Prevention gave evidence on 19 Dec. [69]
  • Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator gave evidence on 19 Dec. [69]
  • Professor Bernard Silverman, Home Office gave evidence on 19 Dec. [69]

November 2011

09 November 2011

  • Dr Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge gave evidence on 9 Nov. [54]
  • Professor Peter Sommer, London School of Economics gave evidence on 9 Nov. [54]
  • Dr Michael Westmacott, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, but also representing the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology gave evidence on 9 Nov. [54]

14 November 2011

  • Gordon Morrison, Intellect gave evidence on 14 Nov. [56]
  • Janet Williams, Metropolitan Police gave evidence on 14 Nov. [56]
  • Charlie McMurdie, Detective Superintendent, Head of Police Central e-crime Unit gave evidence on 14 Nov. [56]
  • Lesley Cowley, Nominet gave evidence on 14 Nov. [56]
  • James Brokenshire MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime and Security gave evidence on 14 Nov. [56]

Examination of Witness

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1538

SCIENCE IN THE MET OFFICE

October 2011

ALCOHOL GUIDELINES

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1538

Pre-appointment hearing with the Government's preferred candidate for Chair of the Technology Strategy Board

The evidence base for alcohol guidelines

September 2011

Spending Review 2010

The Government Office for Science Annual Review 2010-11

Treasury Chief Scientific Adviser

July 2011

Forest research

Practical experiments in school science lessons and science field trips

The Commissioning of X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy facilities

June 2011

PEER REVIEW

Practical experiments in school science lessons and science field trips

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies: follow-up

May 2011

PEER REVIEW

  • Tracey Brown, Managing Director, Sense About Science gave evidence on 11 May. [41]
  • Dr Liz Wager, Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics and Board Member of the UK Research Integrity Office gave evidence on 11 May. [41]
  • Mayur Amin, Elsevier gave evidence on 11 May. [41]
  • Dr Philip Campbell, Nature Publishing Group gave evidence on 11 May. [41]
  • Robert Campbell, Wiley-Blackwell gave evidence on 11 May. [41]
  • Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Group gave evidence on 11 May. [41]
  • Dr Andrew Sugden, Deputy Editor andInternational Managing Director, Science gave evidence on 11 May. [41]
  • Dr Rebecca Lawrence, Director, New Product Development, Faculty of 1000 Ltd gave evidence on 23 May. [42]
  • Dr Michaela Torkar, BioMed Central gave evidence on 23 May. [42]
  • Dr Mark Patterson, Public Library of Science gave evidence on 23 May. [42]
  • Dr Malcolm Read OBE, Executive Secretary, JISC gave evidence on 23 May. [42]
  • Dr Janet Metcalfe, Vitae gave evidence on 23 May. [42]
  • Professor Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford gave evidence on 23 May. [42]
  • Professor Teresa Rees CBE, Cardiff University gave evidence on 23 May. [42]

Peer review in scientific publications

April 2011

The Forensic Science Service

  • Professor Bernard Silverman, Home Office gave evidence on 27 Apr. [34]
  • Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator gave evidence on 27 Apr. [34]
  • Mr James Brokenshire MP, Home Office gave evidence on 27 Apr. [34]
  • Stephen Webb, Home Office gave evidence on 27 Apr. [34]

March 2011

ASTRONOMY AND PARTICLE PHYSICS

PFIZER'S DECISION TO CLOSE ITS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY AT SANDWICH

  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science gave evidence on 2 Mar. [27]

Strategically important metals

The Forensic Science Service

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI)

  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science gave evidence on 2 Mar. [24]
  • Earl Howe, Department of Health gave evidence on 2 Mar. [24]

February 2011

Pfizer's decision to close its research and development facility at Sandwich

  • Dr Richard Barker, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry gave evidence on 28 Feb. [25]
  • Dr Olivier Brandicourt, President and General Manager of Pfizer's Primary Care Business Unit, co-chair of the company's Portfolio Strategy and Investment Committee gave evidence on 28 Feb. [25]
  • Dr Rod MacKenzie, Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Research for PharmaTherapeutics Research and Development gave evidence on 28 Feb. [25]
  • Dr Ruth McKernan, Senior Vice President and Site Head, Sandwich, Chief Scientific Officer for Pfizer Regenerative Medicine gave evidence on 28 Feb. [25]
  • Richard Blackburn, Pfizer UK gave evidence on 28 Feb. [25]
  • Dr David M Hollinshead, Royal Society of Chemistry, Science Policy Director, AstraZeneca gave evidence on 28 Feb. [25]

PFIZER’S DECISION TO CLOSE ITS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY AT SANDWICH

Strategically important metals

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI)

January 2011

Spending Review 2010

Strategically important metals

  • Professor David Manning, Secretary for Professional Matters, Geological Society gave evidence on 26 Jan. [18]
  • Dr Bernie Rickinson, Chief Executive, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining gave evidence on 26 Jan. [18]
  • Dr Mike Pitts, Royal Society of Chemistry gave evidence on 26 Jan. [18]
  • Ian Hetherington, British Metals Recycling Association gave evidence on 26 Jan. [18]
  • Sophie Thomas, Design Council gave evidence on 26 Jan. [18]
  • Tony Hartwell, Knowledge Transfer Manager, The Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network gave evidence on 26 Jan. [18]
  • Louis Brimacombe, Head, Environment and Sustainability Research Team, Tata Steel gave evidence on 26 Jan. [19]

Technology and Innovation Centres

  • Iain Gray, Technology Strategy Board (TSB) gave evidence on 12 Jan. [15]
  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Science and Universities gave evidence on 12 Jan. [15]

The Reviews into the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit's E-mails

  • Lord Oxburgh, Chair, Science Assessment Panel gave evidence on 25 Jan. [4]

December 2010

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

  • Professor Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser gave evidence on 1 Dec. [11]
  • Lord Adonis, former Secretary of State for Transport gave evidence on 1 Dec. [11]
  • Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, former Secretary of State for Health gave evidence on 1 Dec. [11]
  • Rt Hon Baroness Neville-Jones, Minister of State for Security gave evidence on 1 Dec. [11]
  • Rt Hon Mr David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science gave evidence on 1 Dec. [11]

Technology and Innovation Centres

  • Dr David Bembo, Member of Council, Association for University Research and Industry Links gave evidence on 15 Dec. [13]
  • Dr Tim Bradshaw, Confederation of British Industry gave evidence on 15 Dec. [13]
  • Professor Ric Parker FREng, Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce Group gave evidence on 15 Dec. [13]
  • Patrick Reeve, Chair of the BVCA Venture Capital Public Policy Committee, British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association gave evidence on 15 Dec. [13]
  • Pam Alexander, SEEDA Chief Executive, Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) gave evidence on 20 Dec. [14]
  • Professor Richard Brook, President, Association of Independent Research and Technology Organisations (AIRTO) gave evidence on 20 Dec. [14]
  • Professor Nigel Perry, Chief Executive, Centre for Process Innovation Ltd (CPI) gave evidence on 20 Dec. [14]
  • Professor Keith Ridgway, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) gave evidence on 20 Dec. [14]

November 2010

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

Spending Review 2010

October 2010

Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies

The Government Office for Science Annual Review 2009

The Reviews into the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit's E-mails

September 2010

The UK Space Agency

  • Dr David Williams, UK Space Agency gave evidence on 8 Sep. [6]
  • Andy Green, Chief Executive, Logica and Co-Chair, Space Leadership Council gave evidence on 8 Sep. [6]
  • Richard Peckham, UKspace gave evidence on 8 Sep. [6]

July 2010

Setting the scene