To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of his Department's funding allocated in the Spending Review 2015 will be for research and development expenditure up to 2020.
2 December 2015
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not have a dedicated research and development fund. Research to inform policy is conducted by FCO Research Analysts and by individual Directorates and overseas Posts, and funded from devolved budgets. It is therefore not possible to identify how much of the FCO’s allocated funding will be spent on these activities over the Spending Review 2015 period.