Science in Parliament

Most parliamentarians do not have a scientific or technological background but science and technology issues are increasingly integral to public policy. Parliamentarians are bombarded daily with lobbying, public enquiries and media stories about science and technology. These cover diverse areas such as medical advances, environmental issues and global communications.

POST's aim is to help parliamentarians examine such issues effectively. By providing information resources, in depth analysis and impartial advice, we have supported parliamentarians in their decision-making since 1989.

We work closely with a wide range of organisations involved in science and technology, including Select Committees, all-party parliamentary groups, government departments, scientific societies, policy think tanks, business, academia and research funders.

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