This Department does not have a specific budget for scientific research. It does have a Chief Scientific Adviser and an Assistant Chief Scientific Adviser with secretarial support. The BERR budget for this unit is £200,000 in 2008-09. The unit did not exist prior to 1 April 2008.
This Department does not keep a separate record of people it employs with a science or engineering degree and such information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.