HC Deb 04 December 2001 vol 376 c147W
Dr. Gibson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will appoint the new Director of Science, Technology and Innovation. [18274]

Ms Hewitt

This post has been created as an outcome of the review of my Department, the conclusions of which I announced on 22 November 2001,Official Report, column 396W. The post will be filled by an external open competition. I would expect the appointment to be made in spring 2002.