About the POST Board

The POST Board oversees POST’s objectives, outputs and future work programme.

It meets quarterly to discuss proposals for POSTnotes and decide which briefings should be produced. These meetings ensure that POST’s work programme reflects the current interests of UK Parliament.

To maximise impartiality, the POST Board reflects the make-up of UK Parliament and spans the breadth of scientific disciplines. It comprises:

  • 14 parliamentarians drawn from the House of Commons (10) and the House of Lords (4), roughly reflecting the balance of parties in Parliament.
  • Leading non-parliamentarians from the research community, nominated by the National Academies.
  • Representatives of the House of Lords and the Research & Information and Chamber and Committees teams of the House of Commons.


House of Commons

House of Lords