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Defence: Research

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated size of the defence research budget is in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13. (292151)

[holding answer 12 October 2009]: The majority of research expenditure is undertaken under the science, innovation and technology budget which in 2009-10 is £471 million. The current planning assumption is that approximately £439 million will be available in 2010-11. Departmental expenditure limits have not yet been set for the years beyond 2010-11.