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CaSE cross-party debate ahead of the 2010 election

13 Jan 2010

Catch up on the CaSE policy debate between the science spokespeople from the three main parties ahead of the 2010 election.

Ahead of the 2010 election, CaSE brought together the science spokespeople from each of the main parties to give the sector an opportunity to hear how each of the Parties would support science and engineering if elected. 

  • Lord Drayson (Labour), Science and Innovation Minister
  • Adam Afriyie MP (Conservatives), Shadow Science and Innovation Minister
  • Dr Evan Harris MP (Liberal Democrats), Science Spokesperson

The debate was chaired by Roger Highfield of New Scientist and kindly hosted by the IET.

There were 350 people in the audience and 140 people watched online. The panellists responded to questions from audience on range of issues, including research funding, education, innovation and scientific advice in government.

If you missed the debate you can watch it in full, or take a look at photos from the evening on Flickr.

Press coverage:

Blogs on the debate: