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All Party Group on Science and Technology


To bring together Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and others with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Northern Ireland with the aim of raising awareness among MLAs of important developments in STEM, both technological and educational, and how policy issues impact upon these areas. The APG will hold focussed meetings, with debates opened by guest speakers who are active in the fields of interest.

Forthcoming Meetings

Monday 9 June 2014

Officers of the Group

Chairperson: Basil McCrea MLA
Vice-Chairperson: Sammy Douglas MLA, Alasdair McDonnell MLA
Secretary: Stewart Dickson MLA
Treasurer: Joe Byrne MLA              

Group Members


Basil McCrea, NI21
Sandra Overend, UUP
Joe Byrne, SDLP
Stewart Dickson, Alliance
Alasdair McDonnell, SDLP
John McCallister, NI21
Chris Lyttle, Alliance
Roy Beggs, UUP
Sammy Douglas, DUP

Financial or other benefits received

Secretarial support received from the Royal Society of Chemistry on an on-going basis.
19th to 21st January 2014.  The Chairperson of the Group, Mr Basil McCrea MLA, visited the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva at the expense of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Contact Details

Mr Basil McCrea MLA
Room 357
Parliament Buildings
County Down
Tel: 21803

Mr Leigh Jeffes
Group Coordinator
Royal Society of Chemistry
Parliamentary Affairs Coodinator- Northern Ireland

Tel: 029 2052 2332

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