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Lords concludes examination of Telecommunications (Security) Bill
Final chance to ‘tidy-up’ bill in the Lords. Learn more
20 October 2021
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Government's planned increases to research and development spending examined
Science and Technology Committee explores Government commitments to increasing R&D investment
19 October 2021
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Committees scrutinise progress made by the Government in advance of the upcoming COP26 Summit
Science and Technology and Transport Committees question Alok Sharma in joint evidence session
19 October 2021
Committee urges COP26 to include nature-based solutions in its decision text
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has written to the, President for COP26 ahead of the conference on 31 October. The Committee urge the COP26 President to ensure that nature based-solutions, as part of the answer to mitigating and adapting to climate change.
15 October 2021
Coronavirus: lessons learned to date report published
Covid vaccine programme “one of most effective initiatives in UK history” but delay to first lockdown a “serious error” that should have been challenged.
12 October 2021
Government urged to act on videos designed to trigger epileptic fits
DCMS Committee Chair has urged the government to seek a commitment from social media companies to clamp down on videos designed to trigger epileptic fits.
22 September 2021
MPs hold first session to scrutinise draft Online Safety Bill
Chair of the Lords’ Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee, will be questioned about the draft Online Safety Bill
22 September 2021
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Publication of correspondence: Concern over whether the Government will uphold its commitment to increase research and innovation spending by 2024/25
Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP responds to letter from Greg Clark MP
21 September 2021
MPs to showcase UK scientific innovation in visit to the North West
Committee takes evidence in Manchester on the role of technology, research and innovation in the UK’s recovery from covid-19.
17 September 2021
Global South: Lords debates shortage of COVID-19 vaccines
Members discuss implications for global public health. Find out more
10 September 2021
Space Defence: industry representatives to give evidence to Defence Committee
the Defence Committee will hear from representatives from the space sector’s trade body, UKspace, followed by witnesses from Airbus and KISPE Space Systems LtdE
07 September 2021
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New inquiry into digital regulation launched
The Communications and Digital Committee launches a new inquiry into digital regulation
07 September 2021
MPs probe the Government’s approach to tackling harmful online content
The DCMS Sub-Committee on Online Harms and Disinformation launches a new inquiry
27 July 2021
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