Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy

This inquiry brought together several policy strands that have been of
longstanding interest to this Committee and the former ... all the more important
as we make our case for putting science and engineering at the heart of
government policy .

Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy

Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy

This report considers a broad issue-why science and engineering are important and why they should be at the heart of Government policy-and three more specific issues-the debate on strategic priorities, the principles that inform science funding decisions and the scrutiny of science and engineering across Government. It revisits recommendations made in "Engineering: turning ideas into reality" (4th report session 2008-09, HC 50-I, ISBN 9780215529268). The Committee reiterates its call for the Government to move the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and his Government Office for Science into the heart of Government, the Cabinet Office. It also urges the Government to safeguard the independence of all Science Advisory Committees and make a number of recommendations on how this might be achieved. For example, transparency could be improved and setting up a press office in GO-Science would give SACs an independent voice. The principles that govern UK science funding decisions are discussed, and the report advocates a principle that can accommodate regional science policy, the full range of research funding streams, mission driven research, and the rationalisation of detailed and strategic funding decisions. Finally, the report welcomes changes to the Government's internal science scrutiny programme, and the House of Commons' decision to reinstate the Science and Technology Committee.

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Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-23 - Publisher: The Stationery Office

A report that considers the broad issue of why science and engineering are important and why they should be at the heart of Government policy. It also considers three more specific issues: the debate on strategic priorities; the principles that inform science funding decisions; and, the scrutiny of science and
Science for Survival
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Peter Cotgreave
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: British Library Board

In the modern world, science and technology touch our lives every day, and if they are to serve the public interest it is more important than ever that society discusses the way in which scientific research is performed, funded, organized and reported. Science for Survival provides an accessible and readable
Putting science and engineering at the heart of government policy
Language: un
Pages: 81
Authors: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee, House of Commons
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-23 - Publisher: The Stationery Office

This report considers a broad issue-why science and engineering are important and why they should be at the heart of Government policy-and three more specific issues-the debate on strategic priorities, the principles that inform science funding decisions and the scrutiny of science and engineering across Government. It revisits recommendations made
Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy
Language: un
Pages: 27
Authors: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Science and Technology, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-26 - Publisher:

Government response to HC 168-I (ISBN 9780215540348)
Chemistry and Industry
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Science and Technology, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Categories: Chemistry, Technical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

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