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.
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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