Science: Finance

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Roger Williams Roger Williams Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution to the economy of the investment in science announced in the Autumn Statement 2014; and what steps he plans to take to maximise that contribution.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Holding answer received on 19 January 2015

The Department published a summary of the evidence around the potential contribution to the economy of its investment in science alongside the Science and Innovation Strategy that was published in December. In addition we announced new funding for specific projects which will boost the contribution of our science investments to the wider economy.

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