Social Science and Policy APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To bring together parliamentarians and social scientists and by doing so demonstrate the relevance and value of social science research.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Social Science and Policy

1. Government Social Research Service Fast Stream Scheme
24/10/2019 - Government Social Research Profession
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Found: act in the public interest. Social Science at FSA The Social Science team is one of four analytical

2. Introduce Global Central Database Peer Review System For Science-led Policies
19/05/2020 - Petitions

Found: Government's Covid 19 Policy Responses are a prime example of the problem. Health and social care policies such

3. Science Advisory Council: Communicating risk report
01/03/2018 - Science Advisory Council (SAC)
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Found: Science Advisory Council: Communicating risk report - GOV.UK

4. Public attitudes to science 2019
17/07/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: attitudes to science 2019 A set of studies looking at the UK public’s attitudes to science, scientists

5. The Goverment Social Research Code - People and Products
07/08/2018 - Government Social Research Profession
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Found: The GSR Code: ProductsThe Government Social Research Service (GSR) exists to serve the public through

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Social Science and Policy

1. Academic Health Science Centres
02/07/2019 - Grand Committee

1: is for advances in medical science. The concept of academic health science centres offers a means to exploit - Speech Link
2: former Minister with responsibility for this area of policy.The topic that we are really discussing - Speech Link
3: doubt speak on behalf of different academic health science centres, the Committee should take it as read that - Speech Link

2. Covid-19 Update
10/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: where we have taken local action, who have followed social distancing and helped to bring the virus under - Speech Link
2: contact with and others who they love. I know that social distancing can be hard and that it will be extra - Speech Link
3: insufficient regard to the importance of major policy announcements being made first to this House and - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Masks
11/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: down to PPE shortages, though I do argue that mask policy has been a major contributory factor. The Government’s - Speech Link
2: that. Secondly, the recommended measurement for social distancing should be cut. We are now almost alone - Speech Link

4. Evidence-based Early Years Intervention
21/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: Documents: Thirteenth Report of the Health and Social Care Committee, First 1000 days of life, HC 1496 - Speech Link
2: House has considered the Eleventh Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Evidence-based early - Speech Link
3: House has considered the Eleventh Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Evidence-based early - Speech Link

5. Problem Drug Use
29/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Department for Health and Social Care the lead department for drugs policy; to require the Secretary - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Social Science and Policy
1. Social Policy
asked by: Lord Hylton
20/12/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the social injustices identified in the statement made by the Prime Minister at the EU Council on 25 November.

2. Social Science: Research
asked by: Lord Mawson
29/05/2019
... voluntary and private sectors.

3. Social Science: Research
asked by: Lord Mawson
23/05/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Government-funded social science research on deprived communities.

4. Social Science: Research
asked by: Lord Mawson
20/05/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they provided to universities in England for social science research in each of the last five years.

5. Social Science: Research
asked by: Chi Onwurah
10/09/2018
... what steps he is taking to support the commercialisation of social science research.

Latest Questions
4 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone Portrait
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 3rd June 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Media , University of Hull
Lord Whitty Portrait
Lord Whitty
Treasurer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
Energy Costs
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.

Email: bottomleyp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Brenda Grant, UK Research and Innovation, c/o 21 Caroline Road, London SW19 3QL. Tel: 020 8542 2494

Email: apg@vistaevents.co.uk

Secretariat:

UK Research and Innovation acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.ukri.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
15 Jan 2020
Source
UK Research and Innovation
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/01/2020 To : 14/01/2021
Value
£13,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Vista Events
Description
Economic and Research Council pays Vista Events to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Social Science and Policy APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Fiona Mactaggart Portrait
Fiona Mactaggart
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Slough
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships