Government commits another £2.3m to support Kew
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Government commits another £2.3m to support Kew

17 Dec 2014 | Alice Sharman
Tags: Funding

Nick Clegg yesterday announced an additional £2.3m of funding to support Kew Gardens’ botanical research and plant science, just ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on its funding.

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