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Research: British Antarctic Territory

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost of maintaining the UK's four research stations in the British Antarctic Territory was in the last 12 months. (248002)

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) operates three research stations in the British Antarctic Territory. The cost of operating them in the last financial year 2007-08 was about £4 million. This excludes the cost of the science and monitoring work undertaken at these stations. The total BAS resource budget is £45 million per year.