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Fisheries: Science

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much he intends to spend on (a) fisheries science and (b) the science fisheries partnership in the next comprehensive spending review period; and if he will make a statement. (173017)

No final decisions about the budget for the first of the comprehensive spending review years has been taken so we do not have the level of detail requested.

However in 2007-08 we are spending approximately £13.5 million on fisheries science. This includes £1 million on the Fisheries Science Partnership and £3 million on long-term research and development projects.