Wednesday, May 2, 2012


date: Wed Nov 22 09:41:05 2000
from: Keith Briffa <>
subject: Fwd: Re: PRESCIENT

Below is the response from Neville regarding my question about the value or otherwise of
our (the PRESCIENT SSC) lobbying Lawton in support of the continuation of the programme.

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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 09:06:14 +0000
From: "Neville Hollingworth" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: PRESCIENT
Hi Keith
Apologies for the delay , and thanks for your e mail. As you may know
the chief executive (John Lawton) reluctantly had to suspen spend on
new thematic programmes pending the outcome of the revised CSR 2000
spending review. Originally it was thought that we would know the
outcome by late October but dure to one political delay an another by
OST the provisional outcome will not be known util the 22nd (Today
1030am). Notwithstanding the financial allocations to individual
councils may not be known until Mid December. I will not know until
December at the earliest whether PRESCIENT will still proceed but as
far as we are concerned it will until we are informed otherwise. The
worst case at the moment is that there is a delay..but as soon as we
have an indication one way or the other then it is planned to launch
the programme next Spring.
I know this is frustrating but a letter at this stage will not help
matters as all of the above is out of our direct control and rests
with the aspirations of OST.If you want to discuss give me a ring and
I can fill in the detail. I am out of the office today but will be in
AM tomorrow.
Best wishes
Dr Neville Hollingworth
Earth Sciences Team
NERC. Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Tel 01793 411527
Mobile. 07899 953903
Fax 01793 411545

Dr. Keith Briffa, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-1603-592090 Fax: +44-1603-507784

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