Read transcripts of debates in both Houses
Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and Technology
Search for Members by name, postcode, constituency and party
Learn about their experience, knowledge and interests
Celebrating people who have made Parliament a positive, inclusive working environment
Four staff networks for people to discuss and consider issues.
Contact your MP or a Member of the House of Lords about an issue that matters to you
Find and register for Parliament's free events and training sessions
Take a tour of Parliament and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea by the River Thames
See some of the sights you’ll encounter on a tour of Parliament
Book a school visit, classroom workshop or teacher-training session
Access videos, worksheets, lesson plans and games
Lord Drayson, Minister for Science and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) appears before the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into setting funding priorities for scientific and technological research. The session starts at 3.10 pm
The Committee's inquiry is investigating how Government and other public bodies responsible for the allocation of funding for science and technology research set priorities in the context of likely overall cuts in public spending. The inquiry will cover all aspects of science and technology, including the medical and engineering sciences.
The Committee will focus on how decisions are made to fund research to meet societal needs, the balance of funding between targeted and curiosity-driven research, and how research is commissioned in Government departments.
More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Science and technology, Research and innovation, Lords news, Parliamentary business, Committee news