- The new scientific research programme with a funding of 10 billion pounds was set up in February of 1998, this will bring direct help to the UK high-tech research industry and to British scientists.
- EU funding supports education and training. For example, 160 million pounds was provided to the UK to boost lifelong learning of our workers thereby helping people upgrade their skills to meet changing labour market needs.
- The UK intends to take forward initiatives to increase the skill levels of other Europeans to match our . After all, wouldn't you want an artificial heart made in the EU to have the same high medical standards that we enjoy here.