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Biomedical Research

Health written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding he has allocated for biomedical research over the period of the comprehensive spending review; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department's revenue allocations for research and development are shown in the following table.

£ million
2011-12 1,004
2012-13 1,030
2013-14 1,059
2014-15 1,089

The Department does not allocate funding specifically for biomedical research. It funds research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Department of Health Policy Research Programme. The NIHR funds a range of health research programmes and infrastructure including biomedical research centres and biomedical research units.

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