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Educational Research

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much his Department spent on (a) conducting and (b) commissioning educational research in 2005-06. (117408)

In 2005-06 the Department commissioned, via its central research budget, research totalling £6.33 million of which £2.59 million was spent in the financial year. The total expenditure in 2005-06, including the cost of research commissioned in previous years, was £13.7 million. Other research is commissioned from other funds within the Department but details of the actual expenditure in year are not held centrally.

Details of the Department's current research programme are contained in its Analytical Strategy 2006, copies of which are available from our website (