An update on members of the House of Lords Science and Technology and the board of POST
New Lords S&T Committee and POST members announced
05 Jun 2015
The Lords S&T Committee is a highly-respected panel with the power to closely examine any Government policy across all Whitehall departments where it involves science or technology. The Committee’s Members are often expert scientists and engineers themselves meaning the level of scrunity is extremely high. There are a lot of new Members this time around as a large number had to stand down due to the length of time they had served on the Committee.
Lord Cameron of Dillington (Crossbench)
Lord Fox (Lib Dem)
Lord Hunt of Chesterton (Lab)
Lord Kakkar (Crossbench)
Lord Maxton (Lab)
Baroness Morgan of Huyton (Lab)
The Duke of Montrose (Con)
Baroness Neville-Jones (Con)
Lord Vallance of Tummel (Lib Dem)
POST is Parliament’s in-house source of scientific advice, providing easy to access information on a diverse range of public policy issues to MPs and peers. It’s Board is made up of MPs, peers, and external experts, and guides the office’s outputs, reports, and work programme. POST’s Director, Dr Chris Tyler, is also a Trustee and Board Member of CaSE.
New POST Board Members:
Earl of Selborne (Con)
Returning POST Board Members:
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