Science and Technology Committee - role

Welcome to the Science and Technology Committee's website.

The Science and Technology Committee has a broad remit “to consider science and technology”. It scrutinises Government policy by undertaking cross-departmental inquiries into a range of different activities. These include:

  • public policy areas which ought to be informed by scientific research (for example, health effects of air travel),
  • technological challenges and opportunities (for example, genomic medicine) and
  • public policy towards science itself (for example, setting priorities for publicly research).

In addition, the Committee undertakes from time to time shorter inquiries, either taking evidence from Ministers and officials on topical issues, or following up previous work.

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