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Departmental Research

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of her Department's budget and that of its predecessor was used for research within its areas of responsibility in each of the last 10 years. (218061)

The proportion of my Department and its predecessor's spend on research since1998-99 against the total Departmental spend for that particular year is set out in the following table.

Financial year

Proportion of research expenditure against total departmental spend (percentage)

Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions

1998-99

0.3

1999-2000

0.3

2000-01

0.4

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

2001-02

0.1

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

2002-03

0.1

2003-04

0.1

2004-05

0.1

2005-06

0.1

Communities and Local Government

2006-07

0.1

2007-08

0.1