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Consultations

**Information about the two expected consultations from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Radioactive Waste Disposal will be added once available.

Proposed UK Minerals Strategy 

Tantalite

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.




 

Welsh Government - Natural Reources Policy Development

Dinorwig Quarry 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.



 

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

River Trent 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.


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

Fossil Preparation 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.





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

UK FloodingThe 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.


 

 

HoC Environmental Audit Committee - Soil Health - Call for Evidence

Soil transect - Copyright National Resources Conservation Service 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.


 

 

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

Graduation - Copyright Ben Stephenson 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.

 

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

EU FlagThe 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.
 

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

Peterhead Power Station - Copyright Iain Smith 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.


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

 CaSE Logo 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.


NERC - Investment Priorities for the next Comprehensive Spending Review - Call for Evidence

NERC has launched a Call for Evidence to inform NERC's investment priorities for the next Comprehensive Spending Review to help make a strong case for the science budget. You can find out more about the call for evidence on the NERC website.   

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

GSL written submission to NERC.

 

 

Science and Technology Committee - The Legacy Report Parliament 2010-15

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry to revisit the issues covered in the 29 reports during this Parliament and to follow-up on its recommendations within those reports. You can read the terms of reference for 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 Inquiry.



Lords Arctic Committee - Call for Evidence

NASA Arctic Sea Ice Imagery The Lords Arctic Committee has launched a wide-ranging call for evidence on the Arctic. You can read the terms of reference for the inquiry on the committee website.

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

GSL written submission on the Arctic.