It claims the restitution of said body and its powers, which the Executive has annulled during the state of alarm via Royal Decree-Law
The Popular Parliamentary Group has urged the Government, with a Proposition not of Law in Congress, to urgently reestablish the Delegated Commission for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy, which has been suppressed during the state of alarm.
Specifically, the GPP calls on the Executive to "restitute the Delegate Commission for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy as stated in article 41 of the Science, Technology and Innovation Law, assuming again the planning and monitoring of scientific, technological and innovation policy, coordination between ministerial departments and those other tasks that the aforementioned law and the Government attributed to it in these matters ”.
In the explanatory memorandum of said Proposition, the GPP indicates that Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, on extraordinary urgent measures to face the economic and social impact of COVID-19, in its third final provision, suppresses article 41 of the Law of Science, Technology and Innovation, which remains without content. "This article is the one collected by the Government's Delegate Commission for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy," he adds.
For this reason, the Popular Group warns that "it is urgent" to reinstate said Delegate Commission by modifying the Law on Science, Technology and Innovation, "even more so when it is necessary to approve the new Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation, thus like your specific plans ”
The initiative is signed by its spokeswoman Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, the deputy spokesperson of the GPP Sandra Moneo, the second vice-president of the Congress, Ana Pastor, the spokesperson for Science and Innovation of the GPP, Pedro Navarro, and the deputies María Jesús Moro, Juan Luis Pedreño, Elena Castillo, Mario Cortés Vicente Betoret and Eduardo Carazo.