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Cost of Donelan’s ‘extremist views’ letter hits £38,000

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Freedom of information request shows UKRI investigation cost £23,000, in addition to £15,000 settlement

Michelle Donelan’s letter about members of an advisory panel to UK Research and Innovation has cost taxpayers at least £38,000, the latest data indicate.

An investigation at UKRI into claims made by the science secretary in her letter cost over £23,000, the umbrella funder has revealed. The figure came to light in a UKRI response, sent on 26 March, to a freedom of information request from Michael Merrifield, an emeritus professor of astronomy at the University of Nottingham.

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