Research

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what amount her Department and its agencies spent on research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion such spending was of total departmental spending.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The total amount the Department for Education and its agencies has spent on formal research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion such spending was of total Departmental spending, can be found in the table below:

Year

Research Spend Actual (£M)

Research expenditure as a proportion of total Departmental expenditure

2010-11

27

0.046%

2011-12

13

0.023%

2012-13

14

0.027%

2013-14

14

0.026%

The 2010-2013 data is available from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) online at:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-352137. The figures we have supplied for research spend for the financial year 2013/14 have already been supplied to the ONS as part of the 2014 Government Research and Development Survey. This survey has yet to be published.

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