Department for Education: Research

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons), Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of her Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

It remains the Government's belief that effective use of evidence and research has enormous potential to help schools and teachers improve educational standards and outcomes for pupils. It offers a way to make more informed decisions, to understand the impact of changes and improve professional development of teachers and other professionals. We are committed to ensuring that evidence-informed approaches to practice are a growing feature of education and children’s services.

The Spending Review set out settlements for departments and showed how the government will deliver on its priorities, eliminate the deficit, and deliver security and opportunity for working people.

Final decisions on internal departmental funding allocations for future years, including for research and development, have not yet been made.

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