MillionPlus response to the SciTech Select Committee inquiry into the role & priorities of the UKRI interim Chair

14 Oct 2016

The Science and Technology Committee hold an introductory evidence session with Sir John Kingman, the interim Chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), on 12 October 2016. UKRI is the single strategic body proposed in the Higher Education and Research Bill, to bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Research England. As interim Chair, Sir John is responsible for establishing UKRI in shadow form. As part of the inquiry MillionPlus welcomed the opportunity to submit evidence outlining priorities that we felt needed more exploration and clarity in terms of the role and priorities of the UKRI Interim Chair. These focused around:

  •     the role and objectives of the interim Chair of UKRI, including any research or other input from UKRI on the content of the Bill.
  •     the timetable for establishing UKRI, and early priorities for action.
  •     the governance of UKRI.
  •     the appointment of a Chief Executive of UKRI

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