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Parliamentary Inquiries

UK Parliament regularly advertises calls for evidence on a wide range of subjects. It is important for researchers to respond to these if they have relevant expertise.

According to the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology, substantive engagement with the UK Parliament was mentioned in 20% of REF 2014 impact case studies. The examples of impacts arising from engaging with legislatures include informing the legislation scrutiny process, influencing government policy, and legislatures themselves, such as skills development.

Public Policy Southampton supports university researchers so that their evidence has higher chances of being used in the fast-paced and busy information environment of the UK Parliament.

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The range of support PPS offer to academics to facilitate their public policy engagement with Parliament and assist them in using their expertise to influence decision-making includes:

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Work

Disability employment gap

Listen to Prof. Karen Walker-Bone, from the University of Southampton giving an oral evidence response to the Work and Pension Committee's inquiry into disability employment gap.

UK

Future Governance of the UK

Several senior academics at University of Southampton have submitted a response to the Constitution Committee's inquiry on Future Governance of the UK.

Child on a slide

The role of PS in addressing child vulnerability

Prof. Rosalind Edwards and Senior Research Fellow Sarah Gorin from Sociology, responded to the Public Services Committee's inquiry on the role of public services in addressing child vulnerability.

Crime

Legislative Scrutiny

Ass. Professor Jonathan Havercroft, responded to the Human Rights (Join Committee's) inquiry on Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

Prison Population

Prison Population 2022 inquiry

Read the response from Dr Harry Annison, Associate Professor in Criminal Law and Criminology at Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Lessons learnt

Paul Muckelt; Dr Polly Hardy-Johnson; Dr Sofia Strommer and Prof. Mary Barker, respond to the Health and Social Care Committee's inquiry on lessons learnt from the coronavirus pandemic.

House

Decarbonising heat in homes

Read the Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD) at the University of Southampton response to the Buisness, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committe inquiry on Decarbonising heat in homes.

covid19

Covid-19: Support for Jobs

Dr Zhifeng Chang and Dr Haiming Hang (University of Bath) respond to a Covid-19 Committee on employment.

Devolution

The Evolution of Devolution

Read Professor John Denham’s submission to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.  

Covid

Employment and Covid 19

Read Dr Jane Parry's submission on Covid 19 and Employment to thee Economic Affairs Committee.

Global Disease Outbreaks

R&T Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks

Read Dr Michael Head's response to the Science and Technology Committee's inquiry on the Capability and Influence of UK Science, Research and Technology in Global Disease Outbreaks.

Global Disease Outbreak

R&T Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks

Read Professor Peter J.S. Smith's response to the Science and Technology Committee's inquiry on the Capability and Influence of UK Science, Research and Technology in Global Disease Outbreaks.

Immigration Enforcement

Immigration Enforcement

Read the UoS's response to the Public Accounts Committee's inquiry on Immigration Enforcement.

Coronavirus 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020

Read Dr Alun Gibbs and Dr Asif Hameed's response to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee's inquiry on Covid-19 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Hydrogen

Climate Change: Hydrogen

Read the UoS's response to the Environmental Audit Committee's call for evidence on "Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Hydrogen".

Tax Relief

Management of tax reliefs

Read Professor Collins Ntim's and Dr Mohamed Hosam Al Kaddour's response to the Public Accounts Committee's inquiry on Management of tax reliefs.

Flood

Managing flooding in England

Read the group response from prominent academics at the University of Southampton and Bournemouth University on The Government's response to- and future plans for managing flooding in England.

Offshore Wind

Offshore Wind

Read Prof Susan Gourvenec's response to the Parliament's inquiry on Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Offshore Wind.

Homelessness

Homelessness and the private rented sector

Read Dr Stephanie Barker and Dr Nick Maguire's response to the Parliament's inquiry on the Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector.

Prison

Prison Governance

Read the consultation response from Dr. Harry Annison, Associate Professor in Criminal Law and Criminology at Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.

Genomics

Commercial Genomics

Read the written evidence from Clinical Ethics and Law Southampton (CELS) at the University of Southampton.

Sex Education and Health Education

RSE and Health Education

Read the response from Professor David Gurnham, Deputy Head of School and Professor of Criminal law and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies at the University of Southampton.

Natural Disasters

UK Aid for Combating Climate Change

Read the written evidence submitted by Professor Jack Corbett, Professor Robert Marsh, Gavin Costigan and Briony Gray, University of Southampton.

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