Science and Technology Select Committee
The original Science and Technology Committee was abolished upon the creation of the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee on 6 November 2007. However, just 19 months later, the government announced that it was re-establishing the committee following the recommendation of the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee after the merging of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills in June 2009. The House of Commons approved the re-establishment of the committee on 25 June 2009. The committee was officially re-established on 1 October 2009 and has a remit to examine the work of the Government Office for Science.
The Chair and Members of the Committee since 11 September 2017 are:
The Committee's Chair, Norman Lamb, was announced on 12 July 2017 Members of the current 2017/18 session are:
|Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP (Chair)||Liberal Democrat||North Norfolk|
|Vicky Ford MP||Conservative||Chelmsford|
|Bill Grant MP||Conservative||Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock|
|Darren Jones MP||Labour||Bristol North West|
|Liz Kendall MP||Labour||Leicester West|
|Stephen Metcalfe MP||Conservative||South Basildon and East Thurrock|
|Carol Monaghan MP||SNP||Glasgow North West|
|Damien Moore MP||Conservative||Southport|
|Neil O'Brien MP||Conservative||Harborough|
|Graham Stringer MP||Labour||Blackley and Broughton|
|Martin Whitfield MP||Labour||East Lothian|
Members in the (2014/15) session of Parliament were as follows:
Source: Science and Technology Committee
Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.
|14 February 2011||Alok Sharma MP (Conservative)||Reading West||→||Stephen McPartland MP (Conservative)||Stevenage||Hansard|
|27 February 2012||Gavin Barwell MP (Conservative)||Croydon Central||→||Caroline Dinenage MP (Conservative)||Gosport||Hansard|
|Stephen McPartland MP (Conservative)||Stevenage||Gareth Johnson MP (Conservative)||Dartford|
|David Morris MP (Conservative)||Morecambe and Lunesdale||Sarah Newton MP (Conservative)||Truro and Falmouth|
|Gregg McClymont MP (Labour)||Cumbernauld, Kilsyth
and Kirkintilloch East
|→||Hywel Williams MP (Plaid Cymru)||Arfon|
|11 June 2012||Jonathan Reynolds MP (Labour Co-op)||Stalybridge and Hyde||→||Jim Dowd MP (Labour)||Lewisham West and Penge||Hansard|
|3 December 2012||Gareth Johnson MP (Conservative)||Dartford||→||David Morris MP (Conservative)||Morecambe and Lunesdale||Hansard|
|4 February 2013||Caroline Dinenage MP (Conservative)||Gosport||→||David Tredinnick MP (Conservative)||Bosworth||Hansard|
- UK Parliament - MPs call for government to establish a House of Commons Science and Technology Committee following DIUS/BERR merger
- House of Commons Debates 25 June 2009
- "Membership - Science and Technology Committee". UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
- "Science and Technology Committee - membership". UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 July 2018.