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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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Committee calls for research excellence to be spread across the UK
Science and Technology Committee publishes report on the balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending
12 September 2019
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MPs disappointed at slow progress on high risk vendors
Chair responds to correspondence from the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport
10 September 2019
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Chair responds to open letter calling for sanctions for non-compliance with clinical trials reporting requirements
Chair of the Science and Technology Committee comments on letter sent to the HRA on clinical trials
23 August 2019
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Government's target for ‘net-zero' by 2050 undeliverable unless clean growth policies introduced
Science and Technology Committee publishes report on Clean Growth
22 August 2019
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Issues with biometrics and forensics significant risk to effective functioning of the criminal justice system
Science and Technology Committee publish report on the work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator
18 July 2019
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Committee examines the work of the Science Minister
Science and Technology Committee examines issues including Brexit and preparations for ‘no deal', research integrity and quantum technologies
15 July 2019
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No technological grounds for banning Huawei, but ethical concerns must be taken into account
Chair comments on Huawei's involvement in the UK's 5G network
15 July 2019
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Government's digital approach has lost momentum
Science and Technology Committee publishes Digital Government Report
10 July 2019
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Minister questioned on drone use in the UK
Science and Technology Committee examines commercial and recreational drone use in the UK
4 July 2019
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MPs ‘welcome' plans to establish national research integrity committee
Norman Lamb comments on the steps being taken to establish a national research integrity committee
1 July 2019
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MPs assess the growing use of civilian drones
Science and Technology Committee seek evidence on commercial and recreational drone use in the UK
25 June 2019
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Suppliers, network operators and academics questioned on UK telecommunications infrastructure
Science and Technology Committee examines the possible security risks involved with 5G communications networks
10 June 2019
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Chairs comment on Carbon Budget
Chairs “disappointed” at Government's decision to carry over some of its overachievement in the second carbon budget to the third carbon budget
7 June 2019
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Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK examined
Science and Technology Committee explores the risks and opportunities arising from the growing use of civilian drones
7 June 2019
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Work of he Chief Medical Officer examined
The Science and Technology Committee holds an evidence session on the Work of the Chief Medical Officer
3 June 2019
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Committee ‘encouraged' by Government Response to Social media Report
Science and Technology Committee publshes Government reponse to impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health
23 May 2019
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UK approach to Japanese knotweed ‘overly cautious'
Science and Technology Committee publishes report on Japanese knotweed and the built environment
16 May 2019
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Chair comments on UK's telecommunications infrastructure
Chair of Science and Technology Committee announces next steps on work into the UK's telecommunications infrastructure
9 May 2019
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Chair comments on Committee on Climate Change Report
Chair of the Science and Technology Committee has today commented on the Committee on Climate Change's report on net-zero emissions
2 May 2019
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Chair comments on 5G security
Committee Chair responds to the Prime Minister's reported decision to allow Huawei to supply parts of the country's 5G network
24 April 2019
Total results 385 (page 6 of 20)