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Defence: Research

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department gave to each Defence Technology Centre in each of the last five years; and how much each centre spent in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland, (d) Scotland and (e) overseas in each such year. (295766)

The Ministry of Defence has placed contracts with the four Defence Technology Centres (DTC) each receiving the amounts set out in the following table in each of the last five years. Figures for the Electro Magnetic Remote Sensing (EMRS) DTC are based on actual outturn and those for the remaining DTCs are estimates. Information on location of spending is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

£ million1

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Electro Magnetic Remote Sensing (EMRS)

5.0

5.0

6.7

6.0

5.0

Human Factors Integration (HFI)

3.0

3.2

3.2

3.2

2.8

Data and Information Fusion

5.0

5.0

4.0

6.0

6.0

Systems Engineering and Autonomous Systems (SEAS)

0

5.0

5.7

6.2

5.2

1 Exclusive of VAT at current prices.