David Willetts the Minister for Science and Universities has replied to my last letter (below). As you can see he has failed to address any of the issues I raised in my letters to him. He instead he claims that he cannot oversee EPSRC policies as that would contravene the 'Haldane Principle'. However, it would seem that he is quite happy to contravene the Haldane Principle when it suits him, with the Graphene announcement earlier in the month. It is quite clear that David Willetts is fiddling while Rome burns and his government should be ashamed of the damage that will occur to UK physical science research on their watch if EPSRC are left unchecked.
The first letter is Willetts' reply to my letter to him and the second letter is a reply via my MP who also wrote to him on these issues.