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Immigration rules that support science and innovation examined

19 June 2018

The Science and Technology Committee holds an evidence session for its ‘an immigration system that works for science and innovation' inquiry, with an opportunity for contributions from the public gallery and through twitter.


Tuesday 19 June 2018, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)
  • Ian Robinson, Partner, Fragomen LLP
  • Vinous Ali, Head of Policy, techUK
  • Louise Wren, Policy Manager, Wellcome Trust
  • Professor Richard Catlow FRS, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society

Purpose of the session

The evidence session will consider what immigration rules would need to be in place to support science and innovation in the UK, and facilitate researcher collaboration and mobility across borders.

Informal input from the public gallery and via Twitter from 10.30 am

After the formal evidence session at 9.30 am, the Committee will continue the discussion as an informal meeting from 10.30 – 11.20 am, inviting contributions from those seated in the public gallery or feeding in through Twitter. This will allow the Committee to hear from a wider range of people than the traditional format.

How to participate

Entry to the public gallery is on a first come, first served basis, with access from 9.30 am (please allow 20 minutes to get through the security check at Portcullis House). Seats cannot be reserved, and space is limited. Please note that contributions to the evidence session made from the public gallery are NOT covered by Parliamentary privilege, and will be streamed online and transcribed.

The evidence session will be webcast on Parliament TV. Please tweet your thoughts and questions using the hashtag #sciencemovement. A selection of tweets will be used during the session. The Committee's twitter handle is @CommonsSTC.

Further information

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