Chief Scientific Advisers

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Chair, Members' Expenses Committee, Chair, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for what reasons the position of chief scientific adviser in his Department has remained vacant since August 2010.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

holding answer 2 July 2012

Since 2010 the Department has undergone a significant reduction in staff numbers so, to be fair to remaining and departed staff, any new appointments have to be considered very carefully. That said, we believe we have identified a solution which is appropriate for a Department of DCMS size and expect to recruit shortly.

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