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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.

These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - Pre-appointment hearing for the Chair of UK Research and Innovation
Work Pre-appointment hearing: Government's preferred candidate for the UKRI Chair (Pre-appointment hearing)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
HC 358
Report
First Report - Direct-to-consumer genomic testing
Inquiry Commercial genomics
Committees Science and Technology Committee
HC 94
Report
First Report - The UK response to covid-19: use of scientific advice
Inquiry UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
Committees Science and Technology Committee
HC 136
Report
Response to this report
Government Response to the Science and Technology Committee report: The UK Response to Covid-19: Use of Scientific Advice
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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21 July 2021
Inquiry The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Guy Newey (Strategy and Performance Director at Energy Systems Catapult), Mark Neller (Director, Energy Business Leader UKIMEA at Arup), Kwasi Kwarteng (Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Professor Paul Monks (Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
7 July 2021
Inquiry The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Professor Takeo Kikkawa (Distinguished fellow at Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan.), Professor Katsuhiko Hirose (CEO and Chief Consultant at HyWealth Co, and Visiting Professor at I2CER (International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research), Kyushu University;), Franz Lehner (Head of Division International Cooperation at National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology), Eric Heymann (Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank Research), Dr Martin Hanton (Technical Director at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory), and Dr Jane Dennett-Thorpe (Deputy Director of Decarbonisation and Energy Transition at Ofgem)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
30 June 2021
Work Biometrics and forensics: follow-up (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Professor Gillian Tully, former Forensic Science Regulator, Professor Paul Wiles, former Commissioner for the Retention and use of Biometric Material, Kit Malthouse (Minister of State for Crime and Policing at Home Office), Baroness Williams of Trafford (Minister of State for Countering Extremism at Home Office), and Dr Christophe Prince (Director of Data and Identity at Home Office)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
BFF0004 - Biometrics and forensics: follow-up
Witnesses Professor Paul Wiles, former Commissioner for the Retention and use of Biometric Material
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
BFF0005 - Biometrics and forensics: follow-up
Witnesses Professor Gillian Tully, former Forensic Science Regulator
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
C190118 - UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
Witnesses Christopher King
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence

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  • Email: scitechcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 2793 (General enquiries) / 020 7219 3172 (Media enquiries) / 18001 20 7219 2793 (text relay)
  • Address: Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA