Society of General Microbiology

House of Lords written question – answered at on 6 December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will give to the work of the Society for General Microbiology.

Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Society for General Microbiology is a learned society. It was set up as a registered charitable institution and is funded by its membership and proceeds of its publications and other promotional activities. It does not receive direct funding from the Government. The Government fund science research through the seven UK Research Councils. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funds science in the area of microbiology. Currently, BBSRC does not have any formal collaborations with the Society for General Microbiology.

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