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Science and Technology Committee

Commons Select Committee

The work of many Government departments makes use of—or has implications for—science, engineering, technology and research. The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee exists to ensure that Government policies and decision-making are based on solid scientific evidence and advice. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsSTC.

Committee news

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Government's planned increases to research and development spending examined
Science and Technology Committee explores Government commitments to increasing R&D investment
19 October 2021
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Committees scrutinise progress made by the Government in advance of the upcoming COP26 Summit
Science and Technology and Transport Committees question Alok Sharma in joint evidence session
19 October 2021
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Coronavirus: lessons learned to date report published
Covid vaccine programme “one of most effective initiatives in UK history” but delay to first lockdown a “serious error” that should have been challenged.
12 October 2021
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Publication of correspondence: Concern over whether the Government will uphold its commitment to increase research and innovation spending by 2024/25
Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP responds to letter from Greg Clark MP
21 September 2021
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MPs to showcase UK scientific innovation in visit to the North West
Committee takes evidence in Manchester on the role of technology, research and innovation in the UK’s recovery from covid-19.
17 September 2021
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Reproducibility of Research inquiry launched
Science and Technology Committee launches new inquiry
23 July 2021
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Comment: Science and Technology Committee Chair responds to Innovation Strategy
Greg Clark MP has responded to the Government’s Innovation Strategy
22 July 2021
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Secretary of State questioned on hydrogen’s role in achieving Net Zero
The Science and Technology Committee also questions energy sector experts, Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser
15 July 2021
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MPs scrutinise Japanese and German hydrogen strategies
Science and Technology Committee hears from experts from Japan and Germany
2 July 2021
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Science and Technology Committee publish findings of UKRI Chair pre-appointment hearing
MPs publish their report
2 July 2021
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Science and Technology Committee holds follow-up evidence session on Biometrics and forensics
Science and Technology Committee hears from Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Crime and Policing on its predecessor Committee's Report on the work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator
25 June 2021
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MPs urge Government to review regulations for direct-to-consumer genetic testing
Science and Technology Committee publishes report on Direct-to-consumer genomic testing
22 June 2021
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Committee holds a pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for the role of Chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Science and Technology Committee hears from the Government’s preferred candidate for the role of Chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
21 June 2021
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Science and Technology Committee explores current understanding and analysis of the Delta variant of covid-19
Science and Technology Committee questions experts on covid-19 variants
11 June 2021
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Chair responds to selection of Sir Andrew Mackenzie for UKRI Chair
Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, Greg Clark, reacts to announcement from Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
8 June 2021
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Health Secretary to answer questions from MPs on the Government’s handling of the pandemic
Matt Hancock MP to give evidence on the Government's handling of the covid-19 pandemic
7 June 2021
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Health Secretary answers questions on the Government’s handling of the pandemic
Matt Hancock MP answers questions from MPs on the Government's handling of the covid-19 pandemic
4 June 2021
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Statement: Joint Inquiry, Coronavirus: Lessons Learnt
Statement by Joint Inquiry Chairs Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and Rt Hon Greg Clark MP following evidence session with Dominic Cummings
26 May 2021
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MPs question Dominic Cummings on Government decision-making over pandemic
The Prime Minister’s former Chief Adviser Dominic Cummings faces questions on decisions taken, during his time working in Government
19 May 2021
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Committee holds fourth evidence session into inquiry
Committee to hold its fourth session as part of its inquiry into The role of Hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
6 May 2021
Total results 387 (page 1 of 20)