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Standing Advisory Committees

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what standing advisory committees her Department has; and what the membership is of each. (255318)

Details of Home Office Public Bodies, including its advisory committees, are published annually on the Home Office website. The latest publication can be found using the following link:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/public-bodies-list-08?view=Binary.

The membership of each committee can be found on their individual websites.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of her Department's science advisory committee have (a) received and (b) applied for grants for research from her Department. (255319)

No members of the Home Office Science Advisory Committee are currently funded as a project leader for research either from a grant or a research contract from the Home Office.

The Home Office does not keep lists of named, unsuccessful, grant or research contract applicants. The Home Office keeps the individual bids for a period of time, but an answer cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has paid in grants to research projects in which each member of the Department's science advisory committee has taken part in the last 12 months. (255320)

No current members of the Home Office Science Advisory Committee have directly received funding either as a grant or a research contract, as a project leader, in the last 12 months. While we record the project leader and other key researchers on contracts or grants, we do not record the names of all scientists that may take part in the research. It is possible that some Home Office Science Advisory Committee members have taken part in projects in a lesser capacity than project leader or key researcher.