Ahead of stepping down as an MP, Norman Lamb has encouraged his successor as Chair of the Science and Technology Committee to continue with work that has been started.
In a letter, published on 5 November, Lamb explained that progress had been made on three inquiries as part of the, My Science Inquiry, process, though none had yet been completed. The Committee had agreed to pursue inquiries on Commercial Genomics; the impact of science funding policy on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility; and the role of science and technology in addressing challenges to food security and biodiversity. Lamb called for his success to take forward each inquiry, along with other work the Committee had planned, into the new Parliament.
Lamb had served as North Norfolk MP for the Liberal Democrats since 2001, before announcing he would not seek re-election and would stand down in late August. He had been Chair of the Science and Technology Committee since July 2017.