Kew Gardens

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2941
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What steps have you taken specifically with government to create greater financial security for Kew Gardens?

Answer

Answer for Kew Gardens

Answer for Kew Gardens

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am very supportive of preserving Kew's Science infrastructure. I wrote to the Minister of State for Universities and Science earlier this year highlighting the world-leading scientific work of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the importance of securing long term funding stability. I will continue to make this case. 

I have also asked the Chancellor to review how Kew is funded as part of the Spending Review.