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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on research and development in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and how much he plans to spend in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15.
This Department published Science, Engineering and Technology Statistics on
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not prescribe departmental budget to be spent on research and development for future years. Directorates or groups allocate their budget to fund research as policy questions arise.
However, the £4.6 billion per annum funding for science and research programmes through the Research Councils and the Higher Education Funding Council for England has been protected in cash terms, and ring fenced against future pressures during the spending review period to 2014-15.