Research Councils

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Please see the following table for a breakdown of spend by Research Council since 1997–98.

£000
Research Council 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
BBSRC 206,648 206,863 209,127 230,697 248,681 275,752
CCLRC 118,624 117,819 115,015 118,345 129,019 124,158
EPSRC 392,870 389,889 400,366 429,157 541,962 573,425
ESRC 65,993 69,083 72,119 77,265 82,167 88,107
MRC 320,115 311,513 344,383 372,753 438,057 456,566
NERC 218,397 223,876 242,025 259,465 280,012 278,665
PPARC 215,869 207,480 184,703 216,613 230,380 267,387
Total expenditure 1,322,647 1,319,043 1,383,035 1,487,682 1,719,898 1,796,673

Notes:

1. Figures shown are sourced from the Research Councils financial accounts and exclude notional cost of capital.

2. Figures shown are total spend by each council, financed from all sources.

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