Backbench Business — House of Commons Administration and Savings Programme

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:02 pm on 8th November 2012.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat Conservative, Warrington South 2:02 pm, 8th November 2012

The hon. Gentleman is making a very rational argument for POST and I am listening to it carefully. Is there not perhaps a more symbolic argument to be made at this juncture of our country’s development and given the need for science and technology? We could learn from the fact that the Government exempted science and technology from their cuts. It would be hugely symbolic if we were to cut POST more than other areas—and it would just be wrong.