Defence: Research

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Robinson Gavin Robinson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the funding allocated by Government Research & Development investment to each programme in each of the last five financial years.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence Research and Development expenditure from 2007-19 is available from the Office for National Statistics Dataset for Research and development expenditure by the UK Government.

The report can be found using the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/researchanddevelopmentexpenditure/datasets/scienceengineeringandtechnologystatisticsreferencetables

The figures are contained in the table below:

MOD Research and Development Expenditure 2007-19

Total Net Expenditure (£ million) at current Prices

Year

Research

Development

Total

2007-08

635

1,505

2,139

2008-09

584

1,406

1,991

2009-10

575

1,177

1,752

2010-11

534

1,159

1,693

2011-12

553

753

1,306

2012-13

565

895

1,460

2013-14

586

931

1,516

2014-15

616

1,088

1,704

2015-16

604

1,032

1,636

2016-17

605

1,018

1,623

2017-18

553

1,081

1,634

2018-19

546

1,101

1,647

Note: R&D expenditure meets the Frascati international definition of R&D.

Research and Development expenditure often covers multiple programme areas and therefore MOD cannot breakdown expenditure at programme level.

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