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Science and Technology Budget

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the science budget is for 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. (131024)

The science and technology budget this year is £3.4 billion, having doubled since 1997, and last week in the Budget my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a further rise in spending to £3.9 billion in 2010-11; the figure of £4.9 billion referred to on 27 March 2007, Official Report, column 1358, is incorrect and is in fact £3.9 billion.