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National Science and Technology Council: Finance

Question for Treasury

UIN 94378, tabled on 16 December 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (a) how much funding the Government provides to the National Science and Technology Council and (b) which budget it comes from.

Answered on

11 January 2022

At this Spending Review, the government committed to increasing public R&D investment to £20 billion across the UK by 2024-25.

This will flow to individual departments as they set their R&D allocations in due course and will support priorities agreed by the Prime Minister’s new National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), such as Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Space technologies.

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