Friday 23 October 2020 / 12:01 AM Chi Onwurah / Science

Chi Onwurah comments on the IPPR’s report into the impact of Covid-19 on medical research

Chi Onwurah MP, Labour’s Shadow Science Minister, commenting on the IPPR’s report into the impact of Covid-19 on medical research, said:

“Today’s IPPR report emphasises the existential crisis facing the UK’s research sector with billions in medical research spending at risk.

“The report also recognises the vital role that science research can play in providing the high skill, high pay jobs that Labour has been asking for, for all regions of the UK.

“The Government claims it is committed to raising science spend but is light on details, while staying quiet as charity research funding is slashed. Ministers must act urgently to protect UK science and provide the sector with the clarity it needs.”