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Volume 691: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to make funding available to promote education relating to the engineering achievement, of which the “Titanic” was an example, in time for the 100th anniversary of its launch. [HL3451]

The department has no plans to provide discrete funding for the promotion of education relating to past engineering achievements. Pupils can study historic design solutions and industrial history through the national curriculum. There are teaching resources available that explore the contribution of past designers and engineers. Through our school science strategy, we are working with key partners, including the Royal Academy of Engineering, to inspire young people to become the scientists and engineers of the future.