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Consultations

 

Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Industrial Strategy Green Paper

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have launched the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, a significant policy document outlining along-term plan to boost the productivity of the UK. The scope of the document covers research policy, sector deals, regional growth and infrastructure among other areas. 

The Geological Society has made a written response which can be found below.

GSL written response to the BEIS Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Battery vehicle
   
 

Royal Society of Edinburgh - Energy Inquiry

The Royal Society of Edinburgh have launched an inquiry into the debate around Scotland's energy supply, demand and use.

The Geological Society, together the the Central Scotland regional group, made a submission which can be found below.

GSL written response to the Royal Society of Edinburgh


Wind Farm in Scotland
   
 

Proposed UK Minerals Strategy 

The CBI Minerals Group and the Mineral Products Association have produced a Proposed UK Minerals Strategy on behalf of the UK Mineral Extraction Industry.

The Geological Society has made a written response which can be found below. 

GSL written submission to the Proposed UK Minerals Strategy. 

Tantalite
   
 

Welsh Government - Natural Reources Policy Development

The Welsh Governmentlaunched a consultation to inform the development of the Natural Resources Policy. The Geological Society wrote a submission focussing on the need for secure access to resources, the importance of a holistic approach and the value of Wales' geoheritage.

 You can find the Geological Society's written submission below.

GSl written submission to the Welsh Government. 

Dinorwig Quarry
   
 

HoC Environmental Audit Committee - Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the future of the natural environment after the EU referendum.

The Geological Society submitted a response covereing themes such as the REACH regulations, the Water Framework Directive and the Birds and Habitat Directive. You can find the written submission below.

GSL written submission to the Environmental Audit Committee. 

River Trent
   
 

HoC Science and Technology Committee - Leaving the EU: Implications for Science and Research

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into the implications for science and research of leaving the EU.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to the Science and Technology Committee. 

Fossil Preparation
   
 

HoC Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - Future Flooding Prevention - Call for Evidence 

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into Future Flooding Prevention. You can find out more about the inquiry on the committee website. 

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

UK Flooding
   
 

HoC Environmental Audit Committee - Soil Health - Call for Evidence

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into Soil Health. You can find out more about the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.  

GSL written submission to the Environmental Audit Committee.

Soil transect - Copyright National Resources Conservation Service
   
 

BIS Green Paper Consultation - Higher Education: Teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills have published a Green Paper on 'Higher Education: Teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice'. You can find out more about the proposals in the document on the Government website

The Geological Society made a joint submission with University Geoscience UK which can be found below.

GSL and University Geoscience UK written submission to BIS.

Graduation - Copyright Ben Stephenson
   
 

HoL Science and Technology Committee - Relationship between EU membership and UK science and engineering - Call for evidence

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into the 'Relationship between EU membership and UK science and engineering'. The committee is hearing evidence on this relationship ahead of the EU referendum scheduled for this parliament. You can find out more about the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to the Science and Technology Committee.


EU Flag
 
 

HoC Energy and Climate Change Committee - Investor confidence in the UK energy sector - Call for evidence

The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry into 'Investor confidence in the UK energy sector'. You can find out more about the inquiry on the committee website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to the Energy and Climate Change Committee.


Peterhead Power Station - Copyright Iain Smith
   
 

Campaign for Science and Engineering - Immigration and its impact on UK science survey

The Campaign for Science and Engineering, of which the Society is an organisational member has launched a survey on 'Immigration and its impact on UK science'. The survey is a call for evidence to contribute to a CaSE report that is scheduled for publication in early 2016. You can find out more about the survey on the CaSE website.

The Geological Society made a written submission which can be found below.

GSL written submission to CaSE.

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