MPs back more muscle for science advice group

Bown, William
July 1991
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p19
Reports that the parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POS) in Great Britain could be transformed from an advice service for Members of the Parliament (MP) to an independent organization with the authority to criticize the government. Support of MP for the organization; Science minister Alan Howarth's claim that the British government is prepared to pay for POST; Reorganization options considered by the services committee of the House of Commons.


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