Greg Clark has been confirmed as Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee following an uncontested election. He will resume the Chair, having served in Government over the summer.
He said: “I am delighted be able to resume my chairmanship of the Committee and am grateful for the confidence and support of my colleagues across the House. Thank you in particular to Aaron Bell and Carol Monaghan for steering the Committee in the interim.
“From driving economic growth across the country to unlocking the power of sustainable energy, science and technology holds the key to addressing some of the UK’s most pressing policy issues. This makes the Committee’s work more vital than ever.
“It is full steam ahead with the Committee’s existing inquiries, where we scrutinise the Government in policy areas including nuclear power, the space industry and personal health data, to name a few.
“And on Ada Lovelace Day, I want to recognise our vibrant and talented scientific community. I value the close engagement this role provides and look forward to hearing their ideas on what the Committee should investigate next in our My Science Inquiry.”