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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.
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)|
|(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.|