POST is running a programme of activity to evaluate the use of research evidence within parliamentary debate and scrutiny, including the impact of POST.

This work is being conducted by the Social Science section, which was established in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council and with the support of University College London. More information will be available soon, but in the meantime, two previous evaluations of POST are available below.


Science and Technology Related Induction Needs in the House of Lords (2013). The report can be downloaded here. 

An independent report by Dr Ana Padilla and Dr Abbi Hobbs.

An Executive Summary of the report's main findings can be downloaded here.

POST Evaluation Report, 2010. The report can be downloaded here. (PDF PDF 893 KB)


POST's annual report covering the parliamentary session 2013/14 is also available to read here.