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Science Minister questioned on priorities in new role

30 January 2019

The Science and Technology Committee examines Brexit, Science and Innovation: Preparations for ‘No-Deal’ and the Work of the Science Minister and Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

Witnesses

Wednesday 30 January 2019, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

Brexit, Science and Innovation: Preparations for ‘No-Deal’

At 9.15am

  • Giles Derrington, Head of Policy: Brexit, International and Economics, techUK
  • Professor Peter Bruce FRS, Vice President and Physical Secretary, The Royal Society
  • Professor Tim Wheeler, Director for International, UK Research and Innovation

Work of the Science Minister and Government Chief Scientific Adviser

At 10.15am

  • Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
  • Steph Hurst, Director, International Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Jenny Dibden, Director, Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

First session

The first panel will explore what a no-deal Brexit would mean for the science and innovation community and consider the adequacy of what the Government and its non-departmental public bodies are doing to prepare for such an outcome.

Second session

The second panel with the Minister and BEIS officials will also examine the Science Minister's priorities as he begins his new Ministerial role.

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