Friday, September 24, 2010

GTAC to go

I see in this morning's Telegraph that the QUANGO that I am a member of, GTAC, is to go. We had already lost our right to a first class ticket on the train to travel to the meetings, but now the whole thing is to disappear. Actually, it will simply revert to being an ordinary ethical committee for gene therapy trials and this will mean that the experts who have been recruited to study the trials will no longer be paid to do so. I suspect that they will find their time too much in demand to be able to volunteer it. For around 20 hours work per meeting, the fee was £150 - not much more than the minimum wage.

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