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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 618: debated on Friday 16 December 2016

Ministerial Correction

Friday 16 December 2016

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Science and Innovation

The following is the response to the hon. Member for Windsor (Adam Afriyie) during Business, Energy and Industry Strategy questions by the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation on Tuesday 13 December 2016.

This Government are strongly committed to science and innovation. We protected the science budget at the spending review in 2015. In the last autumn statement, a few days ago, we committed to spending a further £2 billion a year by the end of this Parliament. The creation of UK Research and Innovation, through the passage of the Higher Education and Research Bill, will increase the value and impact of our investments in science and innovation in the years ahead.

[Official Report, 13 December 2016, Vol. 618, c. 599.]

Letter of correction from Joseph Johnson:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Windsor (Adam Afriyie) during Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy questions.

The correct response should have been:

This Government are strongly committed to science and innovation. We protected the science budget at the spending review in 2015. In the last autumn statement, a few days ago, we committed to spending a further £2 billion a year by 2020-21. The creation of UK Research and Innovation, through the passage of the Higher Education and Research Bill, will increase the value and impact of our investments in science and innovation in the years ahead.