LGC welcomes Dr Tania Mathias, MP, and the Science and Technology Committee
10 Jun 2016
On Thursday 9 June, LGC welcomed the Science and Technology (S&T) Committee to its laboratory in Teddington. The S&T committee toured LGC’s digital forensics, drugs and DNA automation laboratories as part of their on-going enquiry into the evolution of the forensics market in the UK.
Nicola Blackwood said: "Today's visit to LGC has provided the Select Committee with valuable evidence for our inquiry into Forensic Science. As a world leading, British life sciences company LGC not only has key insights into what the Government can do better to support research & development but is also leading the way on the future on innovation in emerging crimes like cyber and biotech but also better ways to support the criminal justice system in ways we are more familiar with like DNA and fingerprinting."
Tania Mathias local MP said: "It's an absolute pleasure to have my fellow committee MPs at LGC in Teddington. Having a world class science centre in my constituency means I can make sure our Government listens to our local scientists."
Tim Robinson, CEO, LGC said: “LGC is the number one forensics service provider in the UK. As such we were very proud to host a visit from the S&T committee and help them in their research. Our forensics teams work with police forces across the UK, providing cutting-edge scientific analysis which plays a crucial part in solving criminal cases.”
The S&T committee members present for the visit: Nicola Blackwood MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Chair; Dr Tania Mathias MP for Twickenham; Victoria Borwick MP for Kensington; Chris Green MP for Bolton West; Phil Raymond, POST Fellow (Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology); Simon Fiander, Clerk, Science & Technology Committee.