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Nuclear Power: Research

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding the Government has provided for research into nuclear fusion in each of the last five years. (244552)

UK Government expenditure on nuclear fusion research in the last five years is given in the following table. The UK also contributes to the EURATOM fusion research budget through its share of the funding of the European Union.

£ million

2003-04

15.9

2004-05

22.7

2005-06

20.6

2006-07

25.6

2007-08

25.4