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Departmental Budgets

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much and what proportion of his Department's science, innovation and technology budget was spent in Scotland in each year since 1997. (290802)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: Direct contract payments made from the Science Innovation Technology (SIT) budget on equipment and non-equipment contracts and those where the primary work was identified as being undertaken in Scotland are shown in the following table.

VAT Exclusive: £ million

Total Expenditure in Year - Scotland

Total Expenditure in Year -SIT

Proportion of SIT Expenditure in Year in Scotland (%)

2003-04

4

392

1.0

2004-05

9

471

1.9

2005-06

10

500

2.0

2006-07

11

488

2.3

2007-08

12

531

2.3

2008-09

10

509

2.0

Note:

Rounded to the nearest £ million

Requested information prior to 2003-04 is not available and can only be provided at disproportionate cost. Staff costs are not included. There may also be further work that was carried out in Scotland, but location data is not available on central records. However, this element is likely to be very small.