To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the remarks by the Minister for Universities and Science that it would be “business as usual” for EU funding committees until the UK leaves the EU, why there have been delays in communicating the outcomes of funding decisions since the referendum; and what steps they are taking to ensure that there are sufficient staff and resources available promptly to process and decide on applications for EU funding to ensure that those funds reach projects.
19 September 2016
The Government is not aware of such delays. However, we remain vigilant and open to evidence of problems in this area, and have set up a mailbox where specific instances should be sent. The mailbox address is email@example.com. If the noble Baroness was able to provide more information, we would be happy to look into it.