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Universities: Research

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

8. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on UK Government funding for research in Scottish universities. (190400)

I have regular discussions with the First Minister on a range of issues. Scotland’s share of public funding for research is 12.5 per cent. as compared to a population share of 9 per cent.