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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee
Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Start times: 10.15am (private) 10.15am (public)


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Pushing the frontiers of risk assessment

On 26 May, the Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning will hear from two panels of witnesses. First, the National Preparedness Commission on the position of the UK’s resilience and its vulnerability to future risk, followed by speculative Fiction Writers on imagining unprecedented and unforeseen risks. 

Meeting details

At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning
Vice-Chair at National Preparedness Commission
Chair at National Preparedness Commission
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning
At 12.16pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

Possible questions include:

  • Are there risks which the UK is particularly vulnerable to and what is your assessment of the reasons for these vulnerabilities? 
  • What is your assessment of the UK’s current approach to risk assessment and planning? Do you feel the UK is a resilient country? 
  • How can we continue to press the issue of resilience, particularly as the urgency of the current pandemic fades?  
  • Is our society sufficiently imaginative to identify and prepare for 'out-of-left-field’ surprises? 
  • What do you do to find ideas for disaster scenarios? To what extent do you draw on real or historical threats? 
  • Do fiction writers feel compelled to responsibly guide society’s imagination of the future? 
  • What is the worst thing you’ve had happen in your books, and what would it take for that to happen in real life? 

Further information

You can follow the Committee on Twitter @LordsRiskCom

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)