Have your say on science policy


Public invited to comment on government science policy

The Science and Technology Committee has launched a new 'evidence check' forum asking members of the public and experts to scrutinise four government evidence papers underpinning science policies.

The evidence checks cover the following policies:

  • innovation in, and accelerated access to, healthcare 
  • smart meters 
  • digital government 
  • flexible working and facilitating working away from the office.

Committee chair Nicola Blackwood said the four policy areas would be added to in the coming months, adding: "I hope that these evidence checks will prove a valuable way to examine how the government uses evidence to make policy and I would encourage everyone – whether experts in the fields or not – to send us their thoughts and insights."

The deadline for public comment  is 29 January.