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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's time frame is for the allocation of funding to (a) UK Research and Innovation, (b) the research councils and (c) Research England for 2019-20.

Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce the allocations for UK Research and Innovation for 2019-20; and what steps he is taking to ensure that those allocations are made as soon as possible.

Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when UK Research and Innovation plans to announce its funding allocations to (a) Research England and (b) the research councils for 2019-20.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

We are increasing spending on R&D by £7 billion over 5 years by 2021-22. This will be the largest increase ever.

The allocation of research and innovation funding for 2017-2021 was published in August 2018 and can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-and-innovation-funding-allocation-2017-to-2021.

UKRI and its councils published their Delivery Plans on 10 June as part of their UKRI 2019 event (www.UKRI.org/deliveryplans). These plans include the information about allocations for 2019-20, with a total UKRI annual budget of £7.5billion.

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