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Science: Research

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding had been (a) allocated to and (b) disbursed from the Science and Research Budget to the (i) Large Facilities Capital fund, (ii) University Capital fund, (iii) Higher Education Innovation fund, (iv) Public Sector Research Establishments fund, (v) Science and Society fund and (vi) other programmes funded from that Budget in 2009-10 on the latest date for which figures are available. (319844)

The Science and Research Budget funding figures for 2009-10 are as follows:

£ million

Allocated 2009-10

Expenditure to 31 January 2010

(i) Large Facilities Capital Fund1

138

3

(ii) Research Capital investment Fund1

258

194

(iii) Higher Education Innovation Fund2

99

73

(iv) Public Sector Research Establishments Fund2

12

11

(v) Science and Society activities2

15

10

(vi) Other programmes2

9

5

1 Capital programme. 2 Near Cash programme. 3 There is no expenditure recorded against the Large Facilities Capital Fund as this fund is used to make additional allocations to research councils for approved projects. To date £172 million has been allocated to research councils which includes £50 million of capital allocation brought forwards from 2010-11 under the capital acceleration scheme. Note: These figures do not include the allocations to and the expenditure of the research councils and the national academies.