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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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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
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Minister questioned on the Government's Clean Growth Strategy
Science and Technology Committee examines technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets
18 April 2019
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Committee 'welcome' announcements made in Online Harms White Paper
Science and Technology Committee Chair comments on today's publication of the Government's Online Harms White Paper
8 April 2019
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‘Concerning' Huawei report highlights need for further investigation
Science and Technology Committee Chair comments on report on Huawei issued by the National Cyber Security Centre
28 March 2019
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Technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets examined
Science and Technology Committee examines the development and deployment of low-carbon power generation technologies
28 March 2019
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MPs seek assurances on security of UK communications infrastructure
Science and Technology Committee responds to correspondence received from Government Ministers
22 March 2019
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Minister questioned on balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending
Science and Technology Committee also hears from the Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation
21 March 2019
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Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator questioned by Committee
Science and Technology Committee considers what progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations set out in its report
14 March 2019
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Royal Society of Biology's eighth 'Voice of the Future' event
The Science and Technology Committee hosts the Royal Society of Biology's eighth 'Voice of the Future' event on Tuesday 12 March 2019.
11 March 2019
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MPs set to investigate the risks of drones
Committee explore ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drones, of all sizes, across the UK
7 March 2019
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Commercial genomics inquiry launched
Science and Technology Committee inquiry into commercial genomic testing to establish what safeguards need to be put in place to protect those who get tested
4 March 2019
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Ministers questioned on Digital Government
Science and Technology Committee explores the role of the Government Digital Service moving forward
4 March 2019
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MPs 'impressed' by high quality of submissions from science and technology community
Science and Technology Committee publish 'My Science Inquiry' report
28 February 2019
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Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending examined
Science and Technology Committee hears from academics on issues such as the balance between ‘quality-related' funding
26 February 2019
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Committee hears evidence on UK's emission targets
Committee looks into how emission reduction targets and energy efficiency could be achieved
26 February 2019
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Government must support Health Research Authority's pledge to tackle lack of clinical trials transparency
The Science and Technology Committee publishes the Health Research Authority's response on clinical trials
22 February 2019
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Biometrics strategy and forensic services examined
The Science and Technology Committee questions the Minister for Countering Extremism, the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator
12 February 2019
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MP's ‘frustrated' by Government's ignorance of childhood trauma
Science and Technology Committee publish the Government Response to its Evidence-based early years intervention Report
8 February 2019
Total results 388 (page 7 of 20)