Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions
UNITED KINGDOM - THE PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
POST´s work programme is mapped out by its Board at quarterly meetings.
Proposals come to the Board from several sources. Most are developed by
the staff, who are engaged in a continual process of discussion with
parliamentarians, committee staff and the wider scientific and
technological community in academia, enterprise and NGOs. Individual
parliamentarians are also encouraged to make suggestions - and an
important source is also the parliamentary committees in the two
Houses. Finally, POST has received proposals from external
organisations and even individual members of the public, often conveyed
via a Board member or other individual parliamentarian.