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Departmental Research

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's budget was spent on research in each of the last 10 years. (218067)

The proportion of Department for International Development (DFID) Programme expenditure used for research in each of the last 10 years is shown in the following table:

Table 1: Proportion of DFID programme expenditure used for research since 2002-03

Programme expenditure (Percentage)

1998-99

2.39

1999-2000

2.77

2000-01

2.58

2001-02

3.17

2002-03

3.08

2003-04

2.58

2004-05

2.46

2005-06

2.37

2006-07

2.40

2007-08

2.61