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Department of Energy and Climate Change: Research

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 17763, tabled on 26 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, 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

The Spending Review 2015 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.

For the Department of Energy and Climate Change this means doubling DECC’s innovation programme to £505 million over 5 years, which will strengthen the future security of supply, reduce the costs of decarbonisation and boost industrial and research capabilities.

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

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Department for Energy and Climate Change