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Manufacturing Industries: Research

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL2736, tabled on 19 October 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government how much was given in research grants to the (1) steel industry, (2) aerospace industry, and (3) chemical industry, in (a) 2018, and (b) 2021.

Answered on

2 November 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy does not hold the requested information. Government innovation funding is generally not allocated on a sector-by-sector basis, but is instead targeted towards specific research questions. Many research, development and innovation programmes support multiple sectors, including UK Research and Innovations’s Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, which includes support for R&D initiatives within the chemicals and metals manufacturing sectors. The Government also invested £685 million of funding the over three years to support green aerospace technology through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme.