Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, founded in 1939, is a major focus for scientific and technological issues providing a liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world.

Members of the Committee are encouraged to advertise their events on the Members’ News link above.

Future Programme

Monday 17th June 5.30pm
“Fake news and the Science behind it ”
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Monday 18th July 5.30pm
“Stem education and skills”

Exciting opportunity to join @BESPolicy as the Policy Committee Chair!

Closing date 9 June.

Find out more here: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/about/vacancies/policy-committee-chair/


The UK’s Future Immigration System
By Robbie Lammas, Office of Stephen Metcalfe MP

Download the Bill Briefing Here

Summary
▪ Freedom of Movement will end.
▪ New UK immigration rules will apply to EU and Non-EU nationals alike in a single system from 2021.
▪ Immigration will shift from quantity to quality.
▪ Cap on highly-skilled workers increased.
▪ No numerical cap on skilled workers.
▪ A Levels to be counted for skilled-workers.
▪ £30,000 salary threshold to manage skilled migration.
▪ Low-skilled immigration to reduce.
▪ Graduate stay-time after studies increased.
▪ The Government will consult on immigration changes through 2019.
▪ Immigration Bill required to implement changes.
▪ No sudden immigration changes under a ‘No Deal’


Into the deep – discovering our oceans
Sarah Miles, External Affairs Officer, Natural Environment Research Council

Read Sarah’s article here


Science priorities for Brexit

Stephen Metcalfe, Chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, has published a statement outlining the priorities for the science community as we trigger Article 50 and start our Brexit negotiations.

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Science Priorities for Brexit – Final

Science Priorities for Brexit – Evidence report

STEM for BRITAIN

STEM for BRITAIN encourages, supports and promotes Britain’s early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians. They are the “engine-room” of development of UK research and R&D, and ultimately of UK plc.

Claiming the Ice – Britain and Antarctica 1900-1950

A new book by John Dudeney and John Sheail

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UK research and innovation – Royal Society
http://www.royalsociety.org
Research and innovation takes place all over the UK. The Government’s Industrial Strategy commits to significantly increase investment in UK Research & Development (R&D) and reach a target of 2.4% of GDP by 2027, with a longer term goal of 3%.

Find out more about research and innovation in your area, where it takes place and how it is supported.
Full link is here: royalsociety.org/…/uk-research-and-innovation/