» Tuesday, March 16, 2004


The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) advised journalists that the Prime Minister would be meeting with the Council of Science and Technology (CST) this afternoon. The CST was the country’s top independent advisory body on science issues for the Government. Earlier this morning, the Chancellor, Charles Clarke and Lord Sainsbury had launched the Government’s consultation on a framework for investment in science and engineering. They had highlighted the importance of Government working together with business and research foundations to achieve the level of investment required. Representatives of the business community had attended the launch, including Astra Zeneca who had announced additional funding for new facilities at Alderley Park. The Chancellor had given a commitment to increase spending on science in real terms, faster than the rate of GDP growth in each year of the spending review period. The Chancellor had said, “A Britain equipped for the future will be a Britain that invests in science”. Today showed the Prime Minister and the Chancellor showing their commitment to science.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Search for related news


  1. I wonder what they’re planning to do about shortages of maths and "hard sciences" teachers….

    Comment by Chris Lightfoot — 17 Mar 2004 on 12:41 pm | Link
  2. Make subjects easier, a la GCSEs?

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 17 Mar 2004 on 12:53 pm | Link

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