Friday 10 July 2020 / 12:01 AM Chi Onwurah / Press Releases

Investment in the life sciences is a critical part of our response to this pandemic – Chi Onwurah

Chi Onwurah, Shadow Minister for Science, Research and Digital, responding to analysis from the Institute for Public Policy Research which shows that the North of England receives less than half the life science investment made in the South of England, said:

“Investment in the life sciences is a critical part of our response to this pandemic and the health challenges we face as a nation. But our investment doesn’t reflect regional science capacity or health needs as the IPPR analysis makes clear.

“The North receives less than half of the life science investment per head that the South of England does even though it has great teaching hospitals and significant health inequalities.

“We need to see that change as we invest in science to beat the pandemic and create new jobs across the country.”