The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has decided to create an open opportunity for the science community and the wider public to suggest science and technology areas for scrutiny.
Proposals for inquiries
Inquiry proposals will be considered on the basis of merit, and the Committee would be interested to receive proposals for work in areas that might otherwise escape its attention. A list of inquiries that the Committee has already held in this Parliament are available on the Committee website.
Proposals should outline in less than 200 words the nature of the issue that the Committee should explore, why it deserves attention, and how Government policy in this area could be developed or improved.
The Committee will also accept proposals in the form of video tweeted using the #MyScienceInquiry hashtag (up to one minute in length). The Committee is not able to take up individual cases or complaints.
A selection of the proposals will be shortlisted for an opportunity to give a 10-minute pitch to the Committee in person at a public 'Dragons' Den'-style session to be held in the New Year.
Written suggestions can be submitted through the My Science Inquiry page.
The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 4 January 2017.