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Spending Review 2010

Inquiry

The Committee agreed on 22 July 2010 that it would examine the (then forthcoming) Spending Review 2010. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced the details of the spending review for the years 2011/12 through to 2014/15 on 20 October 2010.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published The Allocation of Science and Research Funding 2011/12 to 2014/15 on 20 December 2010. Alongside this, Research Councils published individual delivery plans detailing how they intend to prioritise and spend their allocation over this period.

On 26 January 2011 the Committee issued a call for written evidence on the science and research budget allocations for 2011/12 to 2014/15.

No report is expected. The oral and written evidence was published on 8 November 2011. 

Published evidence:

Wednesday 14 September 2011
Professor David Delpy, Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Professor Keith Mason, Chief Executive, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Professor Rick Rylance, Chair, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Chief Executive, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council (MRC), and Dr Steven Wilson, Interim Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science

Wednesday 19 January 2011
Professor David Delpy, Chief Executive, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, Professor Keith Mason, Chief Executive, Science & Technology Facilities Council, Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive, Arts & Humanities Research Council, and Professor Alan Thorpe, Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group and Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council

Wednesday 24 November 2010
Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, and Professor Adrian Smith, Director General, Science and Research, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
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