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At their December 2010 meeting, the CST’s discussion raised a number of issues around the spending review. The council decided to emphasise these in a letter to Professor Adrian Smith, Director General of Science and Research at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Issues discussed in the letter include:
the impact of an immigration cap on the UK’s ability to attract top researchers from around the world
the importance of engaging the public, so that more young people will be attracted to studying science, technology and mathematics