Strategically important metals - Science and Technology Committee Contents

The Science and Technology Committee

The Science and Technology Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Office for Science and associated public bodies.

Current membership

Andrew Miller (Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston) (Chair)

Gavin Barwell (Conservative, Croydon Central)

Gregg McClymont (Labour, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)

Stephen McPartland (Conservative, Stevenage)

Stephen Metcalfe (Conservative, South Basildon and East Thurrock)

David Morris (Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale)

Stephen Mosley (Conservative, City of Chester)

Pamela Nash (Labour, Airdrie and Shotts)

Jonathan Reynolds (Labour/Co-operative, Stalybridge and Hyde)

Graham Stringer (Labour, Blackley and Broughton)

Roger Williams (Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire)

Alok Sharma (Conservative, Reading West) was a Member of the Committee during part of the inquiry.


The Committee is one of the departmental Select Committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in
SO No.152. These are available on the Internet via


The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at A list of reports from the Committee in this Parliament is included at the back of this volume.

The Reports of the Committee, the formal minutes relating to that report, oral evidence taken and some or all written evidence are available in printed volume(s).

Additional written evidence may be published on the internet only.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are: Glenn McKee (Clerk); Ed Beale (Second Clerk); Farrah Bhatti (Committee Specialist); Xameerah Malik (Committee Specialist); Anthony Walker (POST Intern); Andy Boyd (Senior Committee Assistant); Julie Storey (Committee Assistant); Pam Morris (Committee Assistant); and Becky Jones (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Science and Technology Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 2793; the Committee's e-mail address is:

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