Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Prince Charles called to the Commons

Prince of Wales Should Face Commons Committee - MP (scotsman.com)

    The Prince of Wales should answer to a Commons select committee, a senior Labour MP said tonight.

    Charles’s controversial views on nanotechnology would be among the subjects raised by MPs, Dr Ian Gibson said.

    The Prince’s stand against genetically modified foods could also be explored, suggested Dr Gibson, chair of the science and technology committee.

    ... Dr Gibson has previously warned the Prince about giving credence to “scare stories” about over nanotechnology.

    There have been claims that the technique of rearranging atoms to create tiny machines could reduce the world to “grey goo”. More here

Meanwhile, at 10 Downing Street ...
    And the UK is also at the forefront of many of the emerging sectors such as nanotechnology and biotechnology that will shape the way we create wealth in the future.

    The point is that you do not have to look far to see manufacturing alive and kicking here in Britain. What our success stories have in common is that that they are about the appliance of science and technology with highly skilled people.

    But with China and India emerging as big economic powers we need to do much better. More here

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