COMMONS

'Evidence check' web forum

The Science and Technology Committee invites views on the Government-provided evidence-check papers posted on this forum, in particular on the strength of the evidence and how well the Government's approach reflects the evidence.

The deadline for comments is Monday 9 May 2016.

Taking forward the work of the Institute for Government, this exercise will help shape future Committee work, including identifying areas for scrutiny hearings or for launching inquiries. We would like submitters to address the following broad questions:

  • Diagnosis: Does the Government show that it knows about the issue, its causes, effects, and scale? 
  • Actions/plans: Has the Government shown that any policy intervention is evidence-based, that it has assessed the strengths/weaknesses of the evidence base, and identified other policy options?
  • Implementation:  Has the Government shown that the implementation method for the policy has been based on evidence on what works?
  • Value for money: Are the costs and benefits understood and evidence-based?
  • Testing and evaluation: Are plans for testing and evaluation adequate?

The Committee may wish to quote comments made.

Further information

Image: iStockphoto

'Driverless cars' evidence check

The forum is now closed.

'GM and gene editing' evidence check

The forum is now closed.

'Smart cities' evidence check

The forum is now closed.

Digital Government

This forum has now closed

Smart meters evidence check

This forum has now closed