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Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 10924, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the existing system for dual support for research in providing stability for research infrastructure and supporting competition of research grants; and what plans he has to review that system's use.

Answered on

19 October 2015

The Government’s Productivity plan – “Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation” - reiterated our commitment to excellence in science and research, facilitated through a dual support system.

In 2013 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published a review of the dual funding system and research income across universities, including analysis of the ways in which UK academics can maximise their impact (available on Gov.uk).

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills