Science: Research

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Minister of State), Department for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much the Government spent on scientific research in 2007-08.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Higher Education & Intellectual Property)

The following table sets out the latest outturn (2005-06), the estimated outturn (2006-07) and the CSR plan (2007-08) for net Government expenditure on research and development in cash terms.

£ million
Outturn 2005-06 Estimated outturn 2006-07 CSR plan 2007-08
Science budget OSIDIUS 578 760 704
BBSRC 322 357 375
ESRC 125 146 162
MRC 416 487 500
NERC 373 375 399
EPSRC 555 664 746
PPARC 334 334
CCLRC 84 103
STFC 460
AHRC 69 83 102
Pensions/Other 15 17 27
Total Science budget 2,871 3,327 3,476
Higher Education Funding Councils HEFC 1,928 2,059 2,188
Total HE funding councils 1,928 2,059 2,188
Total Science and Engineering base 4,800 5,387 5,664
Civil departments DEFRA 288 300 324
DCSF 100 87 62
DCLG 27 24 24
DfT 61 58 68
DH (including NHS) 628 668 734
NHS 583 621 687
DWP (including DSS) 18 17 17
HSC 22 20 19
HO 73 59 49
DCMS 23 21 23
DFID 265 256 253
DTI (ex OST and Launch Investment) 300 261 266
Net Launch Investment -158.3 -142.9 -131.2
NI departments 21 22 22
SE (formerly SO) 209 228 247
WAG (formerly WO) 33 34 36
FSA 17 14 14
Other departments 38 39 42
Total Civil departments 1,965 1,966 2,069
Total Civil 6,765 7,353 7,733
MoD
of which: Research 598 600 640
Development 1,921 2,068 2,061
Total Defence 2,519 2,668 2,701
Total 9,284 10,020 10,434
Indicative UK contribution to the EU R and D budget 365 377 354
Grand total 9,649 10,397 10,788
Grand total (ex NHS) 9,066 9,777 10,101
Source:

ONS Government R and D Survey

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