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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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Joint Inquiry to examine Government Strategy for pandemic preparedness
MPs will also explore cross-Government arrangements and internal structures for contingency planning.
27 November 2020
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Joint Inquiry to examine impact of covid-19 on health of ‘at-risk’ groups
MPs will take evidence on people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds as well as people with learning disabilities.
27 November 2020
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Joint inquiry to question Health Secretary on Government measures taken to counter spread of pandemic
MPs to question Matt Hancock on the effectiveness of the Government’s use of non-pharmaceutical interventions to control the spread of coronavirus
20 November 2020
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Minister questioned on new UK research funding agency
The Science and Technology Committee  explores how the proposed new funding agency—‘UK ARPA’—will fit into the existing UK research and innovation landscape
10 November 2020
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Baroness Harding to face coronavirus joint inquiry on test and trace performance
MPs to question Baroness Harding about the performance of the NHS Test and Trace programme
6 November 2020
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Committee to hold special meeting on new lockdown measures
Committee to hold a special meeting to specifically explore the evidence behind the new coronavirus measures, due to come into force on 5 November
2 November 2020
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Committees hear from academics in Coronavirus: lessons learnt inquiry
Science and Technology and Health and Social Care Committees examines treatments that can be used for COVID-19
29 October 2020
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Committee to question Ofcom and the National Cyber Security Centre
Committee to hold its fifth evidence session as part of its UK telecommunications infrastructure and the UK’s domestic capability inquiry
22 October 2020
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Second evidence session on coronavirus: lessons learnt to be held
Science and Technology and Health and Social Care Committees to hold their second evidence session into the inquiry Coronavirus: lessons learnt
16 October 2020
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Care Minister questioned on coronavirus impact on social care
Health and Social Care Committee and Science and Technology Committee hold a joint evidence session
8 October 2020
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Committee publishes correspondence to Baroness Dido Harding
Science and Technology Committee publishes correspondence seeking further information on test and trace
8 October 2020
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Parliamentary Committees join forces: Inquiry launched to scrutinise Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Committees launch joint inquiry into lessons learned from the Government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic
8 October 2020
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A new UK research funding agency: second evidence session
Committee to hold second evidence session into its inquiry A new UK research funding agency
5 October 2020
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Correspondence: Chair of Science and Technology Select Committee calls for publication of scientific evidence behind 10pm curfew
Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and the Government Chief Scientific Adviser
30 September 2020
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MPs examine UK telecommunications infrastructure and the UK’s domestic capability
The Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Wednesday 30 September 2020
25 September 2020
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A new UK research funding agency examined
Science and Technology Committee seeks to understand the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
21 September 2020
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Coronavirus testing and contact tracing
Science and Technology Committee revisits its scrutiny of coronavirus testing and contact tracing
15 September 2020
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University research funding and the impact of COVID-19
Science and Technology Committee examines university research funding and COVID-19
7 September 2020
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How can technology, research and innovation support the UK's economic recovery?
Science and Technology Committee launches an inquiry into The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery
24 July 2020
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Weekly update: House of Commons Science and Technology Committee
Explore this week's key events from the Science and Technology Committee
17 July 2020
Total results 383 (page 3 of 20)