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Space Technology: Research

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of Government research and development (R and D) funding was allocated to civil space R and D in each year since 1986. (284881)

[holding answer 13 July 2009]: This information is published in SET statistics and can be found at

http://www.dius.gov.uk/science/science_funding/set_stats

The most recent figures available are set out in the following table. This shows the percentage share of Government funding of net research and development funding in each year from 1986-87 to 2005-06 which was allocated to civil space.

Percentage share of Government funding of net R and D allocated to civil space

Percentage

1986-87

2.8

1987-88

2.9

1988-89

3.2

1989-90

3.0

1990-91

3.0

1991-92

2.5

1992-93

2.9

1993-94

3.5

1994-95

3.1

1995-96

2.7

1996-97

2.8

1997-98

2.8

1998-99

2.5

1999-2000

2.3

2000-01

2.3

2001-02

2.1

2002-03

1.9

2003-04

2.0

2004-05

2.0

2005-06

2.2