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a Royal Society of Chemistry event
Our cross-party committee of MPs exists to examine government policy on science and technology issues and we want to gather suggestions for topics for our next inquiry.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with setting the science and technology agenda in Westminster.
If there's an area of science that you think isn't getting the attention it deserves or where the Government needs to do better, then this is an easy way to let politicians know about it.
I would be especially proud to see people from our local area in Essex taking part and telling MPs about an important science issue.
My committee is looking forward to learning about areas of science that we might not otherwise consider.
We have held inquiries into many fascinating topics recently and have more planned for 2017 - but we want to hear your ideas too.
I'm keen to open up this part of the process and get fresh input. We're encouraging scientists and the wider public to get involved by sending us 200 words or a 1-minute video. I'm particularly keen to hear ideas from schools and colleges.
Find out more about the #MyScienceInquiry and how to participate here. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 4 January.