Academic consultation responses
PolicyBristol works with academics to enable them to contribute to consultations and inquiries in the UK Parliament, to inform policymaking and scrutiny with their research.
Below we showcase a selection of responses that Bristol’s academics have provided to inform the UK policymaking process.
PolicyBristol provides support to University of Bristol academics who:
- Are planning to submit written evidence
- Have been invited to give oral evidence
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How do we ensure the UK is resilient to extreme risks and emergencies?
Professor Esther Eidinow, Chair in Ancient History in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol submitted written evidence on risk assessment and risk planning in the context of disruptive national hazards.
UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
Professor Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol submitted written evidence as the Chair of the UK Reproducibility Network Steering Group on the capacity and capability of the UK research base in providing a response to the outbreak the flexibility and agility of institutions and processes to respond on the above during a crisis.
Justice Committee: Children & Young People in Custody
Dr Jo Staines, Senior Lecturer in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol contributed written evidence to the Justice Committee inquiry.
Department for Education
Family and Friends Care Statutory Guidance Revision
This consultation sought views on revisions made to include asylum-seeking children being brought to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation to join family or relatives.
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee: The impact of Coronavirus on businesses and workers
This consultation sought views on the impact of coronavirus on business and workers. Colleagues from the Co-Working Research Collective responded to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.
House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Agriculture Bill 2017-19
The Public Bill Committee asked for evidence from those with relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Agriculture Bill, which was passing through Parliament (Nov 2018). Views to be submitted in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is considering this Bill.
Health and Social Care Committee: NHS Long-term Plan-legislative proposals inquiry
Dr Sanchez Graells outlined evidence to oppose the strategy of de-regulation of the ‘NHS internal market’ outlined in the NHS Long-term Plan, highlighting issues relating to NHS internal market & competition law and NHS procurement. He also compared the merits of the proposals with the existing rules.
Ministry of Justice: Transforming the response to domestic abuse
Professor Hester and colleagues responded to issues including a new proposed definition of domestic abuse, reporting domestic abuse, improving support to survivors, and creating a new domestic abuse protection order.
House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Dr O’Toole gave oral evidence about the impact of the government’s Prevent agenda on Muslim civic engagement and integration on 25th October 201 to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement.
National Assembly for Wales Inquiry into physical activity of children and young people
Professors Jago and Page provided evidence on barriers to increasing the levels of physical activity among children in Wales, and the role of schools, parents and peers in encouraging physical activity.
All-Parliamentary Party Group on British Muslims
All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims
Call for evidence: Working Definition of Islamophobia