Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions
UNITED KINGDOM - THE PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
All POST´s activities are
determined by its Parliamentary Board, composed of 10 members of the
House of Commons, four from the House of Lords and, highly unusually, 4
non-parliamentary members - leading scientists and engineers with
skills in particular areas of science and technology.
POST has a permanent staff of six scientific
and technical specialists, a Director and two PA’s. These are complemented by
the POST fellows (see below) of whom there are usually 5–6 present at any time.
It is difficult to give an authoritative figure for the total annual budget of
POST as many services such as accommodation, IT, training, etc. are provided
centrally by the UK Parliament. However, annual direct operational costs are
about 500,000 GBP.