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Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Inquiry concluded. Letter from Committee published 4 May 2017.
The Government published a Green Paper, Building our Industrial Strategy on 23 January. The consultation on this document closes on 17 April.
In the Green Paper the Government states that it wants to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy. The Government’s aim is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country.
In this short investigation, the Committee will concentrate on the science, technology and innovation aspects of the Industrial Strategy Green Paper. It will seek perspectives on the proposals contained within the document and seek to highlight any omissions. The strategy contains ‘ten pillars’, one of which is investing in science, research and innovation. However, science and innovation is threaded through many of the other pillars of the strategy and the Committee will be investigating where science, technology and innovation can make a significant contribution to any of the ten pillars.
Evidence given by Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); Jenny Dibden, Director of Science and Research, BEIS
Evidence given by Sir Michael Arthur, President of Boeing Europe, Managing Director of Boeing UK and Ireland; Professor Jackie Hunter CBE, Chief Executive Officer, BenevolentBio; Neil Woodford CBE, Founding Partner, Woodford Patient Capital Trust
Evidence given by Professor Richard Jones FRS, Sheffield University, The Industrial Strategy Commission, launched by Manchester and Sheffield Universities; Heather Jones, Chief Executive, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre; Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor and President, Loughborough University
Lords Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 4 April at 10.40am