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VOICE OF THE FUTURE 2016

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1186: tabled on 02 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Royal Society of Biology on organising Voice of the Future 2016 on 1 March in the House, and on its continuing commitment under its Royal Charter to serve the public benefit by seeking to assist right hon. and hon. Members with a better understanding of science; notes that Voice of the Future 2016 took place in the run-up to National Science and Engineering Week and involved young scientists and engineers from many of the UK's leading science organisations, including A-Level science students from Queens Park Community School and Wallington High School for Girls; further notes the involvement of the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser, the Minister for Universities and Science, and the Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills; notes the Science Question Time with hon. Members of the Science and Technology Select Committee led by the hon. Member for Oxford and Abingdon West; recognises the involvement of many of the UK's greatest science and engineering organisations; applauds in particular the unique video message sent by Major Tim Peake on board the International Space Station which represents the first ever message to Parliament from space; and welcomes the contribution that Voice of the Future 2016 has made to parliamentary history and to building and maintaining a constructive dialogue between Parliament and the younger generation of scientists and engineers.