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Science and Technology Committee Publications

Science and Technology - Third Report
The Government's review of the principles applying to the treatment of independent scientific advice provided to government

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 9 December 2009.


Terms of Reference

1  Introduction

2  The content and terms of the principles

4  The treatment of scientific advice across government

5  Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: The Statement of Principles for the Treatment of Independent Scientific Advice

1. Academic Freedom

2. Independence of Operation

3. Proper Consideration of Advice

Annex 2: Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Scientific Advice, Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making

Phillips Review

External sources of advice

Evidence Based Policy

Annex 3: Report of the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee, Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy

Science Advisory Councils/Committees

Formal Minutes and List of written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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