Now that the outcome of the EU referendum is known, a Commons Science and Technology Committee is holding an inquiry into the implications and opportunities for science and research.
Full information concerning the new inquiry can be found here.
Science and Technology Select Committee (Commons) ToRs and Questions
The Committee is now seeking further contributions on the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU, to allow the Committee to draw together a ‘Risk Assessment’ and a list of risks/opportunities which should feature in the Government’s work to set a new EU/UK negotiating strategy. It would be helpful to hear perspectives on:
- Risks or opportunities, which could be split out into subordinate risks if appropriate.
- The Cause of each of those risks/opportunities.
- The Consequences of each of the risks/opportunities materialising.
- The impact of such consequences—whether good or bad—on the quality and scale of the science and research undertaken by the UK, and how significant those impacts are likely to be.
- What mitigation measures, if any, should be considered to reduce the likelihood or impact of any risks, or to increase the likelihood or impact of potential opportunities.
The Committee would also welcome submitters’ views on:
- whether particular risks/opportunities are mutually reinforcing or mutually exclusive, and
- what potential ‘Risk indicators’ (metrics) could be used during the Exit negotiation period to monitor whether a risk/opportunity (or mitigation) is materialising
The IMarEST submits consultation responses and provides inputs to inquiries on behalf of its members in order to present a sector view and to enable policy makers to have confidence that they are receiving information that is objective, impartial and expert.
Deadline for responses
In order to contribute to an IMarEST submission please send your comments, addressing the questions in the inquiry, to by 17:00 BST on 4th August 2016 with "Brexit Science Inquiry” in the subject line