To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.
7 December 2015
The Spending Review announced that we will protect the Science Budget in real terms throughout this Parliament, with resource funding of £4.7 billion per year, while delivering on our manifesto commitment to invest in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale: £6.9 billion up to 2021.
The Comprehensive Spending Review set out the high level budgets for my department. The total planned expenditure on research and development through to 2020 will be confirmed in due course following an internal allocations process.