INNOVATION, UNIVERSITIES,SCIENCE & SKILLS PRESS NOTICE

INNOVATION, UNIVERSITIES, SCIENCE & SKILLS COMMITTEE
Select Committee Press Release


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22 April 2009

IUSS Committee Chairman responds to Budget

Phil Willis MP, Chairman of the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the Budget:

"Science and innovation will be key to leveraging the UK out of the economic crisis. This budget restates the Government's commitment to innovation, but little mention is made of basic science.

"The £750m Strategic Investment Fund, the commitment to planned increases in the science budget, and the restatement of the skills pledges are all welcome. However, the budget is short on detail and the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee will examine the fine print when it emerges."

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