Parliamentary Link Scheme
The RSC runs an innovative and pioneering scheme - the Parliamentary Link Scheme - which provides for the many MPs from all three major parties who currently participate.
The Link Scheme provides a means of mutual contact between the RSC Link and the MP, and a mechanism to offer briefing and material to the MP which may be of assistance.
An MP joining the system is "linked" with a member of the RSC who lives in that MP's constituency and to whom the MP can turn to for advice and/or scientific assistance on chemical science, or on any matter concerning the RSC. The MP is also provided with background briefing material by the RSC directly on subjects concerning chemical science whenever they arise (whether in legislation, Parliamentary Questions, general or adjournment debates etc) in the course of the weekly cycle of parliamentary business.
The Link MPs receive occasional invitations to events organised by the RSC: most important is the annual Parliamentary Links Day. This is held at the House of Commons and takes the form of a morning session featuring short presentations by specially invited speakers followed by a luncheon which provides an opportunity for Link MPs and RSC Links to meet informally.
If you are an RSC member and would like to get involved with the Parliamentary Link Scheme please contact Lorraine Martin.
In addition, the RSC would like to hear your views on current issues relating to science policy. Simply log in to myRSC and join the discussion at the science and policy group.
myRSC Science and Policy Group
Get involved with science policy discussion through the RSC's Science and Policy group on myRSC
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Contact and Further Information
Government Affairs Executive
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 3362