EU Referendum: Energy and Environment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:19 pm on 12th July 2016.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East 3:19 pm, 12th July 2016

The hon. Gentleman makes a really important point about the contribution of EU funding to research. I recently visited the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. While I was there, it was announced that it would receive a significant six-figure sum from Europe to fund some of its research, but obviously it is now very worried about what Brexit will mean. I also went to Harper Adams agricultural University, which does amazing work with lasers, drones and all sorts of hi-tech research. Again, that is dependent on EU funding to a large extent.