HC Deb 19 January 1998 vol 304 c394W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans she has to appoint a government chief engineering adviser; and from whom Her Majesty's Government receive engineering-related advice at present. [23818]

Mr. Battle

The Government already have a Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Robert May, whose responsibilities include fostering Science, Engineering and Technology throughout Whitehall. In addition, there are a number of officials and other bodies such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council whose responsibilities include the provision of engineering-related advice.