Science and Technology Committee (Lords)

Science and Technology and the Industrial Strategy inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Inquiry concluded. Letter from Committee published 4 May 2017.

Scope of the inquiry

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.

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