CROSS-CUTTING REVIEW OF SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
On 25 June 2001, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Smith, announced seven initial cross-cutting reviews that will contribute to the Spending Review 2002. The Science and Research cross-cutting review will include a review of funding of the UK science base, and the effectiveness of departments’ own science and research programmes to ensure that they deliver maximum long term benefits to the economy and quality of life.
The full terms of reference are:
To consider how to maximise the benefits provided by public spending on science and research to the UK’s economy and quality of life. In particular:
Science funding by OST/DTI and DfES
Civil research commissioned by Government departments
Lord Sainsbury (Minister for Science) is the ministerial lead for the Review and is supported by a team of officials from HM Treasury, the Office of Science and Technology and the Department for Education and Skills. The Review will aim to report by the end of this year.
Further information can be obtained from Andrew Morgan, Enterprise Team, HM Treasury, Allington Towers, 19 Allington St, London SW1E 5EB, tel: 020 7270 4514, e-mail: email@example.com”