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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Science

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that proactive and independent scientific advice informs its activities.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Policy is based on accurate and objective facts.

We ensure scientific advice is available for example by engaging working groups with relevant industry and academic experts; commissioning research and making use of the departments own independent Science Advisory Council.

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