Research and innovation
Research and innovation news from UK Parliament.
Minister questioned on reproducibility and research integrity
The Science and Technology Committee explores the actions policymakers are taking to address challenges
27 January 2022
MPs take evidence on research utilising AI
The Science and Technology Committee takes evidence as part of its inquiry into reproducibility and research integrity
13 January 2022
EAC explores merits of technologies that suck carbon directly out of the air
The Environmental Audit Committee holds the second of two evidence sessions considering negative emissions technologies
04 January 2022
Science and Technology Committee holds evidence session on research
The session will focus on the role that researchers, research institutions and publishers can play in ensuring reproducibility.
10 December 2021
Science and Technology committee holds evidence session on satellites
The Science and Technology Committee questions satellite industry figures.
02 December 2021
MPs to showcase UK innovation and business in visit to the West Midlands
Committee take oral evidence in the West Midlands as it explores the role of technology, research and innovation in the UK’s recovery from covid-19
24 November 2021
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
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
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
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