To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department’s total expenditure for Research and Development was in each year between 2010-11 and 2020-21.
20 October 2021
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces an annual 'Research and development expenditure by the UK Government' publication which provides detail of research and development expenditure for UK Government Departments including the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The total net R&D spend for MOD in each year since 2010/11, in current prices, is summarised in the table below.
Total R&D expenditure
The ONS publications covering expenditure in financial years 2010-11 to 2019-20 can be found here: Research and development expenditure by the UK government Statistical bulletins - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk).
The detail of MOD's net research and development expenditure for 2020- 21 will be published by the ONS in April 2022. MOD's audited Annual Report and Accounts, which will include total R&D spend in financial year 2020-21, is expected to be published in November.