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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 23 June 2021

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


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Chief Scientific Advisers give evidence on risk assessment and preparedness

On 23 June, the Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning will hear from Devolved Administrations and Chief Scientific Advisers to give evidence on risk assessment and preparedness. The first session will examine how the current arrangements for civil protection in the Devolved Administrations are supported by the UK Government. The second session will examine the contribution of Chief Scientific Advisers to the risk assessment process.

Meeting details

At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning
Director General of Covid-19 Crisis Coordination at Welsh Government
Deputy Secretary for Civil Contingencies and Covid-19 Recovery at The Executive Office, Northern Ireland
Director, Organisational Readiness at Scottish Government
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning
Chief Scientific Advisor at Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Chief Scientific Adviser at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
At 12.15pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning
At 2.00pm: Seminar
Inquiry Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

Possible questions include:

  • What is the role of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and departmental Chief Scientific Advisers in the risk assessment process? 
  • What mechanisms in the risk assessment process should be adopted to avoid groupthink, obtain diversity of thought and introduce external challenge that is independent of Government? 
  • What must the UK do to ensure it is better prepared for the next pandemic? 
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Further information

You can follow the Committee on Twitter @LordsRiskCom

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)