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Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 15:55:35 -0000
From: "MCGRANE, Christine" <MCGRANEC at parliament.uk>
Subject: PUBLICATION OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE OFFICE, HOUSE OF COMMONS
7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA
Tel. Nos. 020 7219 2793-2794 (Fax. No. - 0896) email:
scitechcom at parliament.uk
No.20 of Session 2004-05
27 January 2005
PUBLICATION OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
The Science and Technology Committee will publish its Third Special
Report of Session 2004-05, Responses to the Committee's Tenth Report,
Session 2003-04, Scientific Publications: Free for all?: Responses to
the Committee's 14th Report of Session 2003-04 (HC 249) at 11.00am on
Tuesday 1 February 2005 without embargoed copies.
Copies of the Report will be available for collection in reception at 7
Millbank from the time of publication.
Copies of the Report can also be obtained from TSO outlets and from the
Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A
2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting the appropriate HC number. The text of
the Reports will also be available via the Committee=s internet
For further information please call Ana Ferreira, on 020 7219 2793.
Previous press notices and publications are available on our website.
Notes to editors:
* Under the terms of Standing Order No. 152 the Science and
Technology Committee is empowered to examine the "expenditure, policy
and administration of the Office of Science and Technology and its
associated public bodies". The Committee was appointed on 12 November
* The Committee's inquiry into Scientific Publications was
announced on 10 December 2003 in Press Notice 3 of Session 2003-04. The
Committee took evidence from Blackwell Publishing, John Wiley & Sons,
Nature Publishing Group and Reed Elsevier on 1 March 2004; Oxford
University Press, the Institute of Physics Publishing, the Association
of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, BioMed Central, Public
Library of Science and Axiope on 8 March 2004; the British Library, the
Joint Information Systems Committee, Cambridge University Library, the
University of Hertfordshire and a panel of academics on 21 April 2004;
and the Department of Trade and Industry/the Office of Science and
Technology, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and
Research Councils UK on 5 May 2004.
* The Committee published its findings as the Tenth Report of
Session 2003-04, Scientific Publications: Free for all? (HC 399), on
Tuesday 20 July 2004.
* The Committee published a second Report alongside the Government
Response and responses from the Joint Information Systems Committee,
RCUK, the Office of Fair Trading, the Society of College, National and
University Libraries/the Consortium of University Research Libraries and
the Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access
project as the Fourteenth Report of Session 2003-04, Responses to the
Committee's Tenth Report, Session 2003-04, Scientific Publications: Free
for all? (HC 1200), on Monday 8 November 2004.
* This Report contains the Government Response to HC 1200, as well
as a separate response from the Office of Fair Trading.
Membership of the Committee
Dr Ian Gibson (Lab, Norwich North) (Chairman) Mr Tony McWalter
(Lab, Hemel Hempstead)
Paul Farrelly (Lab, Newcastle-under-Lyme) Dr Andrew Murrison
Dr Evan Harris (Lib Dem, Oxford West & Abingdon) Geraldine Smith
(Lab, Morecambe and Lunesdale)
Kate Hoey (Lab, Vauxhall) Bob Spink (Con, Castle Point)
Dr Brian Iddon (Lab, Bolton South East) Dr Desmond Turner
(Lab, Brighton Kemptown)
Mr Robert Key (Con, Salisbury)
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