Science and technology
Science and technology news from UK Parliament.
Committee urges Prime Minister to appoint a science minister to Cabinet
The Committee urge the new Prime Minister to acknowledge the central importance of science and technology in delivering economic growth and more efficient public services
27 September 2022
Unfocused UK science and technology strategy risks “science superpower” becoming an empty slogan
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee publishes it report “'Science and technology superpower': more than a slogan?"
04 August 2022
People and skills in UK science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – inquiry launched
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee lanches an inquiry into people and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the UK.
20 July 2022
MPs examine the potential benefits and harms of connected technology
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee holds session on connected tech: smart or sinister?
15 July 2022
MPs question Government’s preferred candidate for Research England Executive Chair
Science and Technology Committee questions Professor Dame Jessica Corner
14 July 2022
MPs seek your suggestions for new inquiry in science and technology
Committee launches an open call for potential topics of inquiry in the areas of science and technology
14 July 2022
How is plant science and agri-tech tackling food insecurity? MPs hear from experts
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee will hold a one-off session on the latest developments in how science and technology is being applied in the agricultural sector.
11 July 2022
Encoding values: Putting tech at the heart of UK foreign policy
The Foreign Affairs Committee publishes its report on tech and the future of UK foreign policy
08 July 2022
Lords concludes detailed check of Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill
Members consider changes in relation to emergency services and landowners. Catch up
30 June 2022
Inquiry launch: Transport Committee to investigate development and deployment of self-driving vehicles
Self-driving technology, once the stuff of driving dreams, is getting closer.
27 June 2022
Health experts questioned on future pandemic threats
Science and Technology Committee examines the threat posed by superbugs and antimicrobial resistance compared against other diseases with the potential to become a pandemic
17 June 2022
Ministers and UKRI to face questions on diversity and inclusion in STEM
Committee to question the Science Minister, School Standards Minister and Equalities Minister on actions taken by the Government to address diversity and inclusion issues in STEM
09 June 2022
Health and Data Ministers to face questions on data sharing plans
Committee to question Health Minister Lord Kamall and Data Minister Julia Lopez
31 May 2022
Could nuclear fusion help achieve Net Zero by 2050? MPs hear from researchers and funders
Committee to hold a one-off session on the status of fusion research and development
19 May 2022
Headteachers and experts questioned on low uptake of physics and maths by girls
Science and Technology Committee examines why certain groups of children are underrepresented in STEM subjects
13 May 2022