Online 'evidence-check' forum launched

05 January 2016

The Science and Technology Committee launches its new 'evidence check' forum asking for members of the public and experts to scrutinise four Government-provided evidence papers underpinning Government science policies.

Policies for scrutiny

The evidence checks cover the following policies:

  • Innovation in, and accelerated access to, healthcare 
  • Smart meters 
  • Digital Government 
  • Flexible working and facilitating working away from the office

Quote from the Chair

Nicola Blackwood, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee said:

"We have asked the Government to set out the evidence underpinning a number of policy areas and are putting it online for everyone to analyse, scrutinise and comment on. The first batch go online today and we will be adding more in the coming months. I hope that these evidence checks will prove a valuable way to examine how the Government uses evidence to make policy and I would encourage everyone — whether experts in the fields or not — to send us their thoughts and insights."

The Committee may wish to quote comments made. The deadline for comments is midday, 29 January 2016.

Further information

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