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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Science and Technology Facilities Council on its budget. (213877)

As part of the Science settlement, STFC's budget will increase by 13.6 per cent. or £185 million to a total of £1.9 billion over the CSR period. I have not had recent discussions with the STFC on its budget. It will decide how much of its funding they spend on each of their programmes. The STFC is currently considering the findings of its own programmatic review before finalising the use of its allocated budget which it will publish on 8 July.