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Department for Education: Research

Question for Department for Education

UIN 17762, tabled on 26 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of her Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.

Answered on

2 December 2015

It remains the Government's belief that effective use of evidence and research has enormous potential to help schools and teachers improve educational standards and outcomes for pupils. It offers a way to make more informed decisions, to understand the impact of changes and improve professional development of teachers and other professionals. We are committed to ensuring that evidence-informed approaches to practice are a growing feature of education and children’s services.


The Spending Review set out settlements for departments and showed how the government will deliver on its priorities, eliminate the deficit, and deliver security and opportunity for working people.


Final decisions on internal departmental funding allocations for future years, including for research and development, have not yet been made.