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Biosecurity and national security

Inquiry

Following up the previous Committee’s partially completed inquiry into biosecurity in 2019, and the continued salience of such pandemic risks with Covid-19, the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy is examining how biosecurity is addressed in national security planning and resilience implementation.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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1st Report: Biosecurity and national security
Inquiry Biosecurity and national security
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
HC 611 / HL 195
Report
Response to this report
1st Special Report: Biosecurity and national security: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019–21
HC 1279
Special Report
1st Special Report: Biosecurity and national security: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019–21
Inquiry Biosecurity and national security
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
HC 1279
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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9 November 2020
Inquiry Biosecurity and national security
Witnesses Cabinet Office, and Cabinet Office
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
19 October 2020
Inquiry Biosecurity and national security
Witnesses Public Health England, Government Office for Science, and Department for Health and Social Care
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
28 September 2020
Inquiry Biosecurity and national security
Witnesses Professor Sophie Harman (International Politics at Queen Mary University of London), Professor Frederic Bouder (Risk Management at University of Stavanger, Norway), and Professor Colin McInnes (Pro Vice Chancellor (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation) at Aberystwyth University)
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Oral Evidence
BNS0033 - Biosecurity and national security
Witnesses Cabinet Office
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
BNS0032 - Biosecurity and national security
Witnesses Paul Schulte (Honorary Professor, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation, and Security at University of Birmingham)
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence
BNS0030 - Biosecurity and national security
Witnesses Dr Opi Outhwaite (Associate Professor at St Mary's University)
Committees National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: jcnss@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8092/4043 (General / Commons enquiries) / 020 7219 6612 (Lords enquiries) | 07842 601500 (Media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA