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Research

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Departmental expenditure on research and development is against social research. The following figures reflect bought-in social research and an estimate of in-house social research (salaries and related expenditure):

ID Financial year ending 31 March Spend (£ million)
(a) 2008-09 19
(b) 2009-10 (1)36
(c) 2010-11 28
(d) 2011-12 20
(i) 2012-13 (2)20
(ii) 2013-14 (3)n/a
(iii) 2014-15 (3)n/a
(1) Spend figures taken from discrete R&D budgets. This was expanded in 2009-10 reporting to include R&D funded by all other means, e.g. programme funding. (2) Forecast. (3) We do not currently have a planned figure for future years.

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