§ 34. Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on his programme for the public understanding of science. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
My Department's Public Understanding programme aims to create as many opportunities as possible for people to learn about recent scientific developments and to debate their value and the issues that they raise for society. It also aims to generate interest in SET among young people in order to develop and encourage lifelong interest in these subjects and possibly leading to the pursuit of science-based careers.