Debate on the Funding of Science and
Discovery Centres

Westminster Hall
Thursday 15 May, 2.30pm - 4.50pm

A debate between MPs on the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee and members of the Government.

This debate was called by MPs to examine the Government’s progress and direction relating to science centres following the Select Committee Report in October and the Government's response to this in January.

Phil Willis, Chair of this Committee and other MPs were hugely supportive of the UK’s Science and Discovery Centres, complimenting many individual centres by name.

Video of the debate in the Parliament Live Archive (you may have to wait about 30 seconds to see a picture)

Full transcript of the debate

The Association for Science and Discovery Centres offers the transcript as a single word document to allow you to search easily for MPs and Ministers direct references to your specific centres and projects.

Full transcript of the debate (MS Word)
Full transcript (PDF)

(Note: this transcript has yet to be corrected by MPs - eg Column 483WH should read 'We did not propose a scottish model.)

You can also read the transcript on the Parliament web site:

Transcript of the debate in Hansard

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