Stephen Metcalfe MP, chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and the Commons Science and Technology Committee, has identified action needed now to ensure that UK research stays world-leading.
Today he is publishing a statement, "Science priorities for Brexit" (opens external web-PDF document), informed by engagement with a broad range of organisations from the research and innovation community across the UK.
Stephen raised this statement with the Prime Minister, Theresa May MP at Prime Ministers Questions on 1 March 2017 and is launching it today at a meeting in the House of Commons attended by parliamentarians and members of the research and innovation community.
The Royal Society of Chemistry was one of the organisations that Stephen Metcalfe consulted during the development of the statement. Our chief executive, Dr Robert Parker, commented: "Science and innovation will help to deliver economic growth across the UK - ensuring that it continues to be a UK strength is vital.
"We are pleased that the government’s negotiating objectives for leaving the EU include ‘ensuring the United Kingdom remains the best place for science and innovation’. Working together with others across the science community, we are now conveying the steps needed to achieve this."