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Public Expenditure

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 64604, tabled on 27 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of his Department's Capital DEL was spending on (a) Core Research, (b) Innovate UK, (c) EU Programmes Association, (d) the Department for Health and Social Care and (e) other in each of the last five years; and what the Resource DEL out run was in those periods.

Answered on

1 November 2021

We understand this question to be based on the Table 2.2 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 Red Book which refers to overall Government R&D expenditure. In which case only a) Core Research, b) Innovate UK and c) EU Programme Association are relevant to BEIS.

The Core Research ringfence was only established by HM Treasury at the 2020 Spending Review. As a result we do not have an exact historical comparison over the last five years, but the majority of this funding is made up of UKRI Council funding. UKRI publishes details of its expenditure by Council, including Innovate UK, in its Annual Report and Accounts, which can be found in the House of Commons Library.

BEIS has allocated £1.3billion to fund EU programmes in 2021/22. Previously this was funded directly by HMT as part of our membership of the European Union

The Resource DEL outturn for all BEIS spend over the last five years was as follows;

£(m)

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Non-ringfenced

2,224,853

1,606,596

1,447,538

934,592

2,506,905

25,989,881

Ringfenced

268,978

355,397

266,467

310,652

331,470

275,918

Total

2,493,831

1,961,993

1,714,005

1,245,244

2,838,375

26,265,799

Please note that 2020/21 figures have yet to be signed off by the annual audit process and may be subject to change

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