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Building Research Establishment

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the money allocated to the Building Research Establishment for the Clear Skies initiative was distributed in the form of grants in each year since 2001. (93748)

The total budget of £13.25 million for the Clear Skies programme has been committed to projects. £8.2 million has been paid out in grants to date, which is 62 per cent. of the budget. The breakdown is as follows:

Grants paid (£ million)

2003-04

0.8

2004-05

2.5

2005-06

3.3

2006-07

1.6

We expect the balance to be paid out by March 2007.