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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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Investigatory Powers Bill: technology issues evidence session
Science and Technology Committee hears evidence on Tuesday 8 December 2015.
3 December 2015
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Science and Technology Committee announces inquiry examining the digital skills gap
Science and Technology Committee begins inquiry ahead of publication of Digital Transformation Plan.
2 December 2015
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Open data and other issues explored with Ministers
Science and Technology takes evidence on open data and revisits previous sessions with ministers
25 November 2015
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UK's preparedness for disease emergencies examined
Science and Technology Committee examines UK's preparedness for, and response to, disease emergencies
18 November 2015
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Investigatory Powers Bill inquiry launched
The Science and Technology Committee is launching a short inquiry into the technology aspects of the Investigatory Powers Bill which was published as a Draft Bill on 4 November.
12 November 2015
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Opportunities and risks of big data examined
Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on big data and role of Information Commissioner
12 November 2015
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UK must increase science funding to keep up with competitors
Science and Technology Committee publishes report on the science budget
9 November 2015
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Science and Technology Committee to publish report on the science budget
On Monday 9 November, the S&T Committee will publish a report on the science budget.
5 November 2015
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Investigatory Powers Bill technology issues examined
Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Investigatory Powers Bill technological implications
3 November 2015
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Science policy social media survey – we need your views
The Science and Technology committee launches social media survey
23 October 2015
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Committee holds its first evidence session on Big data dilemma
This is the first hearing on the Big data inquiry and will take evidence on the opportunities and risks of big data mainly in the health and ‘fintech' sectors.
22 October 2015
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Advanced genetic techniques for crop improvement: Regulation, risk and precaution: Government Response published
Government Response to the ‘Advanced genetic techniques for crop improvement' Report produced by the previous Committee on 26 February 2015 has been published.
21 October 2015
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Science in emergencies: UK lessons from Ebola
Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on the UK's preparedness and response to disease emergencies
14 October 2015
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Science Minister Jo Johnson MP questioned on science budget
Science and Technology Committee holds evidence session with Jo Johnson MP
13 October 2015
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Government response to the biometrics report published
Committee published Government Response on Wednesday 16 September
16 September 2015
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Government response to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Report published
Committee published Government Response on Monday 14 September 2015
11 September 2015
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Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Professor Brian Cox questioned on science funding
Commons Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on the science budget
8 September 2015
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The science budget: Committee to hold second evidence session
The Committee will take evidence from Innovate UK, the National Physical Laboratory, and representatives of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Research Councils UK
3 September 2015
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The big data dilemma
Science and Technology Committee launches inquiry examining the opportunities and risks of ‘big data'
24 July 2015
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Science in emergencies: UK lessons from Ebola inquiry launched
The Science and Technology Committee examines what lessons have been drawn for similar disease outbreak emergencies
20 July 2015
Total results 385 (page 19 of 20)