Science & Technology Committee
Engineering in Government: Follow-up to the 2009 Report on Engineering: Turning Ideas Into Reality
HC 1667, Fifteenth Report of Session 2010-12 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
- House of Commons - Science and Technology Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
In this report, 'Engineering in Government: Follow-up to the 2009 Report on Engineering: Turning Ideas Into Reality (HC 1667)' the Committee finds that the Government and the engineering community have made progress in integrating engineering expertise and concerns into the formulation of policy.
In March 2009, the predecessor Science and Technology Committee published the findings of its wide-ranging inquiry into engineering (see below).
The Committee examined four case studies:
plastic electronics engineering;
engineering in Government.
Through the case study on engineering in Government, the Committee made a number of recommendations to improve the Government's use of engineering advice and expertise in policy processes, which were supplemented further by the 2009 report 'Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy' (see below).
The formation of the Engineering the Future alliance as a coordinated voice for the professional engineering community and the ongoing efforts of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in raising the profile of engineering advice are commended.
The Government needs to ensure that engineering continues to have a high profile in policy, and particularly in policy development.
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