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28 Jul 10. Science and Technology Committee: Inquiries. The Science and Technology Select Committee announced (27/28 Jul 10) its first two Inquiries. Scientific advice and evidence in emergencies is to examine four case studies: The 2009 swine ‘flu pandemic; The 2010 volcano ash eruptions and The potential emergencies which could be caused by solar storms and by cyber attacks. The role of The new UK Space Agency is also to be examined. The Agency was launched on
23 Mar 10, replacing the British National Space Centre.
Comment: The Committee has invited written submissions for both Inquiries. The Committee can be contacted by e-mail (scitechcom@parliament.uk) or by conventional post to: The Clerk, Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 09/33, 23 Aug 10)

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