HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 c1374W
Mr. Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what priorities she has identified for the Office of Science and Technology for the next three years. [58235]

Ms Hewitt

The OST supports me in my role as the Cabinet-level minister with responsibility for science. It helps me deliver our policies on science, as set out in Excellence and Opportunity, the Science and Innovation White Paper, which identified our priorities as excellence in science, opportunities for innovation, and confident consumers. II also helps me to deliver against my Department's Public Service Agreement Objective II, namely to make the most of the UK's science, engineering and technology.