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Science And Engineering Research Council

Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much has been awarded in grants by the Science and Engineering Research Council to (a) education institutions and (b) others in Yorkshire and Humberside in each year since 1979; how much the council will disburse in the current year; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested is as follows:

SERC research grants to education institutions and others
Financial yearAmount £ million (Cash)
1979–8043·3
1980–8156·2
1981–8262·3
1982–8367·6
1983–8470·4
1984–8578·8
1985–8687·0
1986–87198·4
1987–882103·7
1 Provisional outturn
2 Estimates
The Science and Engineering Research Council's total grant-in-aid from the science budget in 1987–88 is £350 million. SERC's overall allocation is determined by my right hon. Friend in the light of advice from the Advisory Board for the Research Councils. The SERC is primarily responsible for deciding priorities within its overall allocation.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much grant has been paid to the Science and Engineering Research Council in cash and real terms in each year since 1975; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested is as follows:

Grant-in-aid to science and engineering research council
£'000
Cash termsReal terms (at 1986–87 prices)
1975–76106,277294,610
1976–77125,243306,735
1977–78136,765294,088
1978–79153,308297,871
1979–80175,466291,731
1980–81201,377282,229
1981–82216,720276,463
1982–83234,806279,337
1983–84254,278289,505
1984–85277,866303,383
1985–86298,534307,490
1986–87316,187316,187
1987–88350,252335,169
The amount of grant-in-aid allocated to the Science and Engineering Research Council is decided by my right hon. Friend on the advice of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils.