Parliamentary Question on Sciencewise funding
On 15th September 2015, Chuka Umanna asked the following Parliamentary Question: "To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what public funds have been committed to the Sciencewise project in the next five financial years". The answer, from Jo Johnson, Minister of State (Universities and Science) was "The Sciencewise programme like all other areas of spend is subject to the Spending Review and future budget allocations will be based on the outcome of the review".
This was one of a number of questions (about 25 in total) asked by Chuka Umanna on the science budget. Although not clear whether he was pro- or anti-Sciencewise, the asking of the question suggests that Sciencewise is recognised as an important element in Government work and investment in science.