Science and Technology Select Committee

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The Science and Technology Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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[1] 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.[2] The committee was officially re-established on 1 October 2009 and has a remit to examine the work of the Government Office for Science.


As at June 2015, the Committee's only member is its Chair, Nicola Blackwood, with other members to be elected.[3] Members in the 2014/15 session of Parliament were as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Andrew Miller MP (Chair) Labour Ellesmere Port and Neston
Jim Dowd MP Labour Lewisham West and Penge
Stephen Metcalfe MP Conservative South Basildon and East Thurrock
David Morris MP Conservative Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stephen Mosley MP Conservative City of Chester
Sarah Newton MP Conservative Truro and Falmouth
Pamela Nash MP Labour Airdrie and Shotts
Graham Stringer MP Labour Blackley and Broughton
David Tredinnick MP Conservative Bosworth
Hywel Williams MP Plaid Cymru Arfon
Roger Williams MP Liberal Democrat Brecon and Radnorshire

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.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
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

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