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Science: Finance

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what programmes and initiatives received funding from the other minor science programmes budget referred to in Table 11 of his Department's Departmental Report for 2009; and how much such funding was allocated to each such programme and initiative in the latest year for which figures are available. (318919)

The "Other minor science programmes" line in Table 11 of the Departmental Report covers a number of smaller programmes as detailed below. The figures for 2009-10 are:

£ million

Public Sector Research Establishments Fund

12.5

Science and Society activities

15.4

Government Office for Science

2.9

Contribution to the funding of the FCO Science and Innovation Network

2.9

Research Base Initiatives

0.4

Provision for additional allocations to NERC and STFC to cover the increased costs of international subscriptions resulting from exchange rate movements

30.0

Loan Repayment

43.0

The loan repayment relates to an intra-Departmental loan from Departmental non-science budgets that was made in 2007-08.