Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:16 pm on 23rd March 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs 2:16 pm, 23rd March 2021

I think the right hon. Gentleman at heart is a secret Cummings-ite, because he is constructing a number of paper tigers to try to find offence with a Bill that he fundamentally wishes his party had thought of first. What possible incentive would a new disruptive ARIA have for trying to replicate the work already being funded by existing councils? It will have access to all of that body of work. What incentive would it have to try to replicate it when it could pursue new, disruptive and exciting opportunities?