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York MP Julian Sturdy demands commitment on BioYorkshire

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy has called on the Government to back BioYorkshire as part of its mission to generate growth in the region. Speaking at in the House of Commons this week, Mr Sturdy asked Ministers to confirm their ongoing commitment to projects like BioYorkshire. He referenced his visit to Azotic Technologies, located at the Biorenewables Development Centre, earlier this An extract of the debate referencing BioYorkshire is below, and can be read on Hansard Julian Sturdy MP said: "Given the changing ministerial personnel, will the Government reassure us of their ongoing commitment to generate growth to beat living cost pressures through backing science and technology projects such as BioYorkshire in my constituency, which has already brought some 40 new high-skilled jobs to the constituency with the relocation of Azotic Technologies?"

Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth said: "My hon. Friend is a consistent champion for his York constituents, and I assure him that we remain committed to delivering on the fastest sustained uplift in research and development funding, reaching £20 billion per annum in just two years’ time, from £15 billion today. That is a huge uplift, and of course we are going to make sure that all parts of the UK benefit from it. I am sure that part of that will be in and around York." The debate was also covered by the York Press

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