Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

The science budget inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

Report published on 9 November 2015. Government Response published 19 January 2016.

Terms of reference

The UK is falling behind its competitors in research and development (R&D) investment and the Government will be putting competitiveness, productivity and jobs at risk if it does not set out a clear roadmap to increase science funding in the Spending Review, the cross-party Science & Technology Committee is warning.


Terms of reference: The science budget

Latest evidence

  • 08 Sep 2015 - Oral evidence - The science budget - 8 September 2015 - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF313 KB) HC 340 | Published 23 Oct 2015

    Evidence given by Dr Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive, Innovate UK, and Martyn Sené, Deputy Director and Operations Director, National Physical Laboratory; David Sweeney, Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange), Higher Education Funding Council for England, Professor Rick Rylance, Executive Group Chair, and Professor Philip Nelson, Executive Group Chair-elect, Research Councils UK.

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