Science, technology and innovation

A Short Guide to the Government Office for Science

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides for the new Parliament, one for each government department and a selection of cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons select committees and members of Parliament.

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This guide is designed to provide a quick and accessible overview of the Government Office for Science and focuses on what the organisation does, how much it costs and key developments in its areas of work.

For further information about the guide, or the NAO’s work, please contact our press office on +44 (0)20 7798 7400 or email

September 2017