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Science and technology in the 2010 Spending Review

A letter from the Council for Science and Technology (CST) about the 2010 Spending Review.

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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