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Physics Research

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support physics research in the UK. (177261)

The overall science budget will be almost £4 billion per year by 2010-11, taking our support for the UK's research base to its highest level ever.

Our overall expenditure on physics research, postgraduate training and facilities through the Research Councils will exceed £500 million per year by 2010-11.

Our overall expenditure on physics research, postgraduate training and facilities through the research councils will exceed £500 million per year in 2010-11. This includes investments from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

In addition, UK universities receive funding from the Higher Education Funding.