Social Science and Policy APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To bring together parliamentarians and social scientists and by doing so demonstrate the relevance and value of social science research.

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Recent Documents related to Social Science and Policy

1. Government Social Research Service Fast Stream Scheme
24/10/2019 - Government Social Research Profession
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Found: act in the public interest. Social Science at FSA The Social Science team is one of four analytical

2. Overview of Inclusive Business Approaches: Addressing Challenges Facing Poor and Vulnerable Communities
10/02/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: 3. Case Studies: Interventions Focused on Social Inclusiveness 4. Case Studies: Location Focused

3. The Netherlands: UK Science and Innovation Network country snapshot
29/06/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: UK Science & Innovation Network Country Snapshot: the Netherlands

4. Science Advice in the UK
22/09/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: ˜˚˛˝˙ˆ˛ˇ˚ ˜˚˛˝˚˙ˆ˚ˇ˘ SCIENCE ADVICE IN THE UK September 2021 1Anna Hopkins

5. Public attitudes to science 2019
17/07/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: attitudes to science 2019 A set of studies looking at the UK public’s attitudes to science, scientists

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Social Science and Policy

1. Inequalities of Region and Place
14/10/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: manufacturing, rather than destroy it as we did.The social consequences of this have been profound. Take Barrow - Speech Link
2: called for the Government to re-engage with the Social Metrics Commission and to look beyond a solely - Speech Link
3: the increase in national insurance for health and social care, and in council tax—around 5% per year is - Speech Link

2. Covid-19 Update
10/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: where we have taken local action, who have followed social distancing and helped to bring the virus under - Speech Link
2: contact with and others who they love. I know that social distancing can be hard and that it will be extra - Speech Link
3: insufficient regard to the importance of major policy announcements being made first to this House and - Speech Link

3. Academic Health Science Centres
02/07/2019 - Grand Committee

1: is for advances in medical science. The concept of academic health science centres offers a means to exploit - Speech Link
2: former Minister with responsibility for this area of policy.The topic that we are really discussing - Speech Link
3: doubt speak on behalf of different academic health science centres, the Committee should take it as read that - Speech Link

4. Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living (Science and Technology Committee Report)
20/10/2021 - Grand Committee

1: note of the Report from the Science and Technology Committee Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living - Speech Link
2: important debate on the Science and Technology Committee report Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy - Speech Link
3: Lordships’ House. I join my former colleagues on the Science and Technology Committee in thanking the noble - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Masks
11/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: down to PPE shortages, though I do argue that mask policy has been a major contributory factor. The Government’s - Speech Link
2: that. Secondly, the recommended measurement for social distancing should be cut. We are now almost alone - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Social Science and Policy
1. Social Policy
asked by: Lord Hylton
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the social injustices identified in the statement made by the Prime Minister at the EU Council on 25 November.

2. Social Science: Research
asked by: Lord Mawson
... voluntary and private sectors.

3. Social Science: Research
asked by: Lord Mawson
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Government-funded social science research on deprived communities.

4. Social Science: Research
asked by: Lord Mawson
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they provided to universities in England for social science research in each of the last five years.

5. Social Science: Research
asked by: Chi Onwurah
... what steps he is taking to support the commercialisation of social science research.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 3rd June 2016
70 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Business Owners , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens Rights , Commonwealth , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Longevity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Period Equality , Photography , Race and Community , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Work , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Rail Link to Heathrow , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Boswell of Aynho Portrait
Lord Boswell of Aynho
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lord Whitty Portrait
Lord Whitty
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
Energy Costs
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone Portrait
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 3rd June 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Media , University of Hull
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.


Public Enquiry Point:

Brenda Grant, UK Research and Innovation, c/o 21 Caroline Road, London SW19 3QL. Tel: 020 8542 2494



UK Research and Innovation acts as the group's secretariat.

Benefits in Kind
15 Jan 2020
UK Research and Innovation
Secretariat   From : 15/01/2020 To : 14/01/2021
1 Jan 2016
Vista Events
Economic and Research Council pays Vista Events to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Social Science and Policy APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Fiona Mactaggart Portrait
Fiona Mactaggart
Labour - Former Member for Slough
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships