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Covid-19 transmission, vaccines, and UK’s winter preparedness: MPs to hear from scientific experts
MPs to hear from scientific experts as it explores routes of coronavirus transmission, developments with vaccines, and the UK’s position approaching winter 2021/22.
25 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
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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
Comment: Science and Technology Committee Chair responds to Innovation Strategy
Greg Clark MP has responded to the Government’s Innovation Strategy
22 July 2021
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Science and Technology Committee publish findings of UKRI Chair pre-appointment hearing
MPs publish their report
02 July 2021
Health Secretary answers questions on the Government’s handling of the pandemic
Matt Hancock MP answers questions from MPs on the Government's handling of the covid-19 pandemic
04 June 2021
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 18 May 2021
The Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 13 May 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
19 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 27 April 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 22 April 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, e-petitions that had received a revised response, and public petitions. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
17 May 2021
Private members' bills complete passage through Parliament
Bills await Royal Assent
27 April 2021
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Committee urges Prime Minister and Chancellor to protect science research funding
Lords Science and Technology Committee writes to the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer
26 March 2021
Cuts to scientific research would be “paradoxical”
The Science and Technology Committee calls for Prime Minister to turn his personal attention to resolving funding issues
23 March 2021
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Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill completes passage through Parliament
Members discuss definition of leases and Electronic Communications Code
05 March 2021
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House of Lords Thursday debates
Members debate anti-slavery projects, NHS staffing, hauliers and the space industry
04 March 2021
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