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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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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
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Government responds to Committee's report on 5G market diversification and wider lessons for critical and emerging technologies
Science and Technology Committee publishes Government response to report on 5G market diversification and wider lessons for critical and emerging technologies
29 April 2021
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UK Space Strategy and UK Satellite Infrastructure inquiry launched
Science and Technology Committee investigates the infrastructure, skills and investment required for an effective UK space strategy
27 April 2021
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Vaccine effectiveness and risks explored in Committee session
The Science and Technology Committee is holding an evidence session on UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks.
23 April 2021
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Role of technology, research and innovation in the Covid-19 recovery examined
Science and Technology Committee holds first session of it's inquiry into the role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery
19 April 2021
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Potential role for hydrogen, compared to alternative low-carbon technologies examined
Science and Technology Committee continues inquiry into the role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
13 April 2021
Total results 382 (page 1 of 20)