British Standards Institution

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th February 2013.

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Photo of Mark Reckless Mark Reckless Conservative, Rochester and Strood

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what public funding has been made available to the British Standards Institute in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the UK National Standards Body (NSB)—developing and promoting British standards and representing the UK on European and International standards bodies.

Between 2003/04 and 2012/13 total grants of just over £57 million were made available to the British Standards Institution by BIS. This is in respect of BSI's activities determined by BIS. These include standards development, support for participation in standardisation and the Consumer Travel Expenses Fund.

The allocation for each year was:

  Allocation (£)
2003/04 6,052,393
2004/05 5,843,823
2005/06 6,725,000
2006/07 7,035,000
2007/08 6,535,000
2008/09 5,460,000
2009/10 5,460,000
2010/11 4,834,000
2011/12 4,644,000
2012/13 4,520,000

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