It's better to travel

June 27, 1997

With the appointment last week of Anne Campbell as John Battle's parliamentary private secretary, speculation is mounting as to who will chair the House of Commons select committee on science and technology. Topping the list of possible candidates is Lewis Moonie, MP for Kirkcaldy and shadow science spokesman before John Battle took over in 1994. Dr Moonie is a member of the all-party chess group and was once a psychiatrist in Switzerland and the Netherlands. Nevertheless, he is hoping for a more glamorous prize - the foreign affairs committee.

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