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Scientific Research

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the contribution scientific research can make to an economic upturn. (271894)

As the Prime Minister said on 27 February, science, engineering and technology will be “the foundation of Britain’s economic success”. That is why the Budget maintained the Science and Research ring fence, and announced a £750 million Strategic Investment Fund to support advanced industrial projects of strategic importance.