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Work of the Science Minister examined

17 October 2017

The Science and Technology Committee holds two evidence sessions, one on the Government Office for Science Annual Report (and work of the Chief Scientific Adviser network) and the one on the work of the Science Minister.

Witnesses

Tuesday 17 October 2017, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

Government Office for Science Annual Report (and work of the Chief Scientific Adviser network)

At 10.20am

  • Professor Chris Whitty, Interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Government Office for Science
  • Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development
  • Professor John Aston, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office

Work of the Science Minister

At 11.30am

  • Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Sharon Ellis, Director, International Science & Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Purpose of the sessions

In the session with three Chief Scientific Advisers, the Committee examines CSAs' role in informing policy-making, including in department-specific areas such as the Global Challenge Research Fund, biometrics and genomics, as well as the latest annual report from the Government Office for Science.

In the session with the Science Minister the Committee examines latest developments on the risks and opportunities for science under Brexit—funding, collaboration and immigration—as well as setting up UKRI, the science budget and the Industrial Strategy.

 Further information

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