The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee published today its report on Brexit: Science and Innovation, setting out the Committee’s views on the priorities for the science and innovation sector in future negotiations with the EU, ahead of the European Council Summit this week.
The evidence included within the report was gathered during the Committee’s Brexit: Science and Innovation summit on 22 February 2018. Professor Anne Dell, Chair of the Biochemical Society was one of the speakers at this event.
Commenting on the publication of the report, Professor Dell said:
‘The UK is a world leader in molecular bioscience and it is vital that we continue to foster an environment in which research and innovation can flourish. As Brexit approaches, considerable concern remains about the lack of clarity on key issues such as access to funding, regulation and immigration policies. We welcome today’s report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, which calls an early deal for science and innovation, for a commitment from the UK government to participate in the ’Framework Programme 9’ (previously known as Horizon 2020) and for clarity on fees for EU students from 2019. We call on the government to act swiftly in taking forward these recommendations.’