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POSTPONED: JCNSS examine biosecurity and human health in opening session of inquiry

24 October 2019

Due to Monday's Business in the House of Commons, the Committee has agreed to postpone this session. We hope to announce another date in due course.

Purpose of the session

The committee will be taking evidence on the main drivers of biosecurity risks to human health, and how the Government's actions so far measure up to commitments made in the Biological Security Strategy.


Monday 28 October 2019, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 4.15pm:

  • Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Adviser to the Government, and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

At 4.55pm:

  • Dr Piers Millet, Co-Founder of Biosecure, Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University, and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO);
  • Dr Catherine Rhodes, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and Senior Research Associate at BioRISC, Cambridge University; and
  • Dr Opi Outhwaite, Senior Lecturer in Law, St Mary's Law School

Further information

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