I was delighted yesterday to highlight the role of Science and Discovery Centres and the importance of interactive science education in Parliament yesterday. These Centres help bring science to life, supporting our science curriculum to inspire and excite new generations of budding innovators from across all sections of our communities, ensuring these opportunities are accessible to all.
Given their multi-faceted role, not just enriching education but also culture, business and tourism, these Centres have not always met the criteria for support, and as with many charities and businesses have faced real challenges over the past year. I am therefore very grateful to the Education Minister, Michelle Donelan, for offering to work with me and representatives from DCMS and BEIS to further support these Centres so future generations can continue to experience the benefits they offer.
For more information on the role of Science and Discovery Centres, and a link to the debate, please see here.