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Research Funding: Universities

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what plans he has for research funding for universities in the next three years. (252528)

Altogether public investment in science and research will reach over £6 billion by 2010-11, taking Government support for the UK's research base to its highest level ever.

This investment is essential in these economically challenging times. It is crucial we continue to invest in research and higher level skills, as this will underpin our recovery and be key to our future prosperity.