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Acost (Chairmanship)

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister whether she will make a statement on the chairmanship of the Advisory Council on Science and Technology.

I have appointed Sir Robin Nicholson to succeed Lord Tombs of Brailes as chairman of the Advisory Council on Science and Technology (ACOST) after the council meeting on 11 July.Lord Tombs of Brailes has chaired the Advisory Council on Science and Technology since it was formed in 1987 and also chaired its predecessor the Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development from 1985 to 1987. The Government are very grateful to him for the very valuable service he has given in these posts.