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30 March 2020

When the Committee decides to hold an inquiry, it will announce it on this website.

How can you get involved with an inquiry?

The Committee welcomes written evidence from public bodies, think tanks, third sector organisations, academics and from any member of the public with expertise on, or experience of, that particular subject.

As a general rule, we recommend that submissions should:

  • address the terms of reference clearly;
  • be kept within the word limit;
  • include an executive summary and suggested recommendations for the Government and/or other relevant public bodies; and
  • meet the deadline, for the Committee to have time to consider it properly (although late submissions are usually accepted).

Follow oral evidence sessions

Our oral evidence sessions are live streamed on Parliamentlive.tv, and members of the public are also welcome to attend a session in person to hear what is said. 

Receive updates on the status of an inquiry

The Committee publishes a press notice usually a few days ahead of an oral evidence session announcing the names of the witnesses and details of the time and location of the session. The inquiry page is updated every time written and oral evidence is published.

The Committee also issues a press notice to announce the publication of a report, usually a week in advance of publication date.

Contact us for advice

You can contact us by letter, email or over the phone. Before you do so, we ask you to read the text below carefully, to make sure that the Science and Technology Committee is best placed to answer your queries.

Individual cases

The Committee does not investigate individual cases, or assist individuals with seeking redress.

If you are seeking assistance regarding a personal matter, you should contact your local MP in the first instance.

You can contact Committee staff and the Committee for matters relating to:

  • our previous and current inquiries;
  • submitting written evidence; and
  • general information about the work of the Committee and its remit.

If you are thinking of writing to the Committee but are not sure that yours is a matter of competence for the Committee, feel free to contact us beforehand: scitechcom@parliament.uk or 020 7219 2794.