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13 February 2024 - Government Chief Scientific Adviser - Oral evidence

Committee Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Inquiry Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Start times: 10:00am (private) 10:15am (public)


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The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will hold an evidence session with Professor Dame Angela McLean, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser since April 2023. 

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Private discussion
Work Government Chief Scientific Adviser (Non-inquiry session)
At 10:15am: Oral evidence
Work Government Chief Scientific Adviser (Non-inquiry session)
Chief Scientific Adviser at UK Government

The session will focus on Dame Angela’s priorities and the role of science and scientists in Government policy. Members will explore a number of issues related to the role of science within government, policies designed to support the UK’s ambitions to be a “science superpower” and the work of the broader network of Chief Scientific Advisers. 

Possible question areas 

  • The achievements to date of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology 
  • The work of the National Science and Technology Council 
  • The risks involved in the use of AI within government 
  • How the network of Chief Scientific Advisers operates in practice 
  • The use of Government procurement to support innovation 

Location

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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