To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many research projects the (a) Social Exclusion Unit and (b) Urban Policy Unit commissioned (i) in 2003–04 and (ii) 2002–03; and what the criteria for selection of each project were. 
The numbers of research projects commissioned is as follows:
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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the (a) Social Exclusion Unit and (b) Urban Policy Unit were formally established. 
The Social Exclusion Unit was formally established in December 1997. The Urban Policy Unit was formally established in January 2001.