Carol Monaghan MP has said she is ‘delighted’ after being selected to rejoin the Science and Technology Committee.
Monaghan, one of 103 MPs with a STEM background, was a member of the Committee between 2015-17.
The Science and Technology Committee exists to ensure that UK Government policy and decision-making are based on good scientific and engineering advice and evidence.
The Committee attracted controversy in September after it was announced that, of the first eight members announced, all were men.
Commenting, Monaghan said:
“I am delighted to be rejoining the Science and Technology Committee after a short sabbatical.
“As a physicist, I contributed positively to the Committee during the previous Parliament and I look forward to continuing this work.
“It is vitally important that the science community has a voice in parliament, especially as the Brexit negotiations proceed.
“We must ensure that funding and collaboration on vital research and innovation remains possible.”