CaSE wrote to each of the main political leaders in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, asking them to set out their policies on science and engineering ahead of the 2011 elections. Nearly all of the parties responded. We have analysed the responses, and taken further detail from the party manifestos, to set out what we think their key commitments on science and engineering are.
We do not claim that this analysis is definitive, and we have focused on policies affecting science and engineering, rather than their use – this excludes details on transport, energy, and health infrastructure, for instance. We would therefore recommend that you read the party manifestos and letters for a comprehensive policy overview.