Turing in the Spotlight in Parliament

Alan Turing was in the spotlight this week at a hearing in the British Parliament. Julian Huppert, the MP for Cambridge, led a discussion about Turing’s life and legacy and how the United Kingdom should do more to recognize his contributions to the world.

The MK News featured an article about the debate: “MPs campaigning to clear the name of computer pioneer and Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing have secured assurances the matter will continue to receive ‘the closest possible attention’ from ministers and officials.

“At a Parliamentary debate about the war hero yesterday (Thursday) which included Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart, Crispin Blunt, a junior minister for prisons and probation, and whose own mother served at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, said the issue is being closely assessed.

“He said: ‘The matter has received the closest possible attention from ministers and officials. It continues to do so and will continue to do so in the light of the debate today and the contributions of honorable members.'” Read more.

Watch the entire debate here.

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