Philip Dunne welcomed the opening of negotiations with the EU for the UK to associate with Horizon Europe for R&D cooperation for researchers at universities across the UK, and highlighted the importance of leveraging the research capabilities of our universities and industries that work with them to innovate. He cited the example of Imperial College London whose researchers worked with over 160 partner organisations in 24 countries in Europe on the Graphene Core 3 project, which spawned Bramble Energy.
Philip Dunne asks Defence Secretary Ben Wallace for an update on Ajax procurement, where supply chain is being geared up to produce full vehicle set. The Ministry of Defence Secretary of State said the vehicle has passed its user validation trials, and is now on its basic field trials and doing well.
Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, Philip Dunne highlighted the UK's remarkable progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4% in 2022, while at the same time the economy grew by 4.1%, the fastest rate in the G7 and called on the Government to use next week’s Budget to stimulate continued investment in renewable energy projects.
Philip Dunne welcomes the five-year environmental improvement plan as a holistic and comprehensive plan to improve nature, which introduces new and tougher targets, putting nature recovery at the heart of Government action and policy delivery across the economy. He also calls on the Secretary of State to correct misleading claims of opposition MPs on water quality.