S&T Committee (Commons): Scientific response to terrorism

28 February 2003

The Royal Society gave written and oral evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology select committee inquiry into the scientific response to terrorism. The select committee inquiry examined the extent to which the UK response to terrorism was underpinned by science and technology, what contribution science and technology could make in combating terrorism and what issues need to be faced by the research community to ensure that their activities did not unwittingly assist terrorist activities.

The written evidence, submitted in February 2003, and the oral evidence, given by Professor Brian Eyre FRS on Wednesday 14 May 2003, concentrated on the potential role for codes of conduct for scientists.

The House of Commons Science and Technology committee published their report on 6 November 2003 and the Government produced its response to the recommendations of the report in January 2004.

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