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BIS statement on the Science and Technology Committee’s Legacy Report

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

“The work of the Commons’ Science and Technology Select Committee in scrutinising the use of science across Government is essential to the health…

“The work of the Commons’ Science and Technology Select Committee in scrutinising the use of science across Government is essential to the health of our strong research base. Science is vital to our future as a nation in a global knowledge economy.

“As today’s response to the committee’s Legacy Report demonstrates, the Government welcomes their valuable contribution in maintaining a vibrant science and research base.

“We agree with the Legacy Report’s recommendations to include the Principles of Scientific Advice to Government in the new Ministerial Code. That** **is why the Code now references these Principles and makes it clear that Ministers should consider them as part of the policy-making process.”

Notes for editors

  1. For media enquiries, contact Rachel Clarke, email: Rachel.clarke@bis.gsi.gov.uk or tel: 18002 020 7215 5945

  2. The Government’s response to the Legacy Report produced by the Commons’ Science and Technology Committee in the last parliament was published today as a Special Report by the Commons’ Science and Technology Committee.

  3. BIS’ online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See [http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom](http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom) for more information.

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