Alan Turing on £10 note petition has had a response

The e-petition ‘Put Alan Turing on the next £10 note’ signed by you recently reached 21,996 signatures and a response has been made to it as the e-petition has received more than 10 000 signatures:

The Bank of England has been including historic characters on its notes since 1970. The Bank welcomes suggestions from members of the public for individuals who might feature on future banknotes, and publishes a list of these suggestions on its website. These suggestions inform the process when a new note is under consideration.

The mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing features on the list which can be found at: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Documents/about/banknote_names.pdf

This e-petition remains open to signatures and will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee should it pass the 100 000 signature threshold.

You can add to the petition here.

 

Debate in the Westminster Hall about Alan Turing

Yesterday there was a debate in Westminster Hall about Alan Turing.

It’s quite a long read but here’s the full transcript of that debate.

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