Science: Young People

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th June 2015.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities), Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department spent on initiatives to encourage young people to take up careers in STEM areas in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The requested information is included in the table. This shows expenditure by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its partner bodies Research Councils UK (RCUK), the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Space Agency. The figures in the table include all of the UK Space Agency’s Education Programme and all of the RCUK Public Engagement with Research programme. Expenditure on general careers advice not targeted at STEM is not included.

F/Y

14/15

13/14

12/13

11/12

10/11

Total

£10,348,000

£8,233,000

£6,911,000

£9,442,000

£9,340,000

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Phoenix Debola
Posted on 13 Jun 2015 12:00 pm (Report this annotation)

Shame. The question should have asked for a breakdown, accessibility and success rates of the initiatives. I home educate 2 stem-mad boys and we have not come across any such initiative. Coincidentally or should that be sadly, Jo Johnson also happens to be my local MP.