§ Dr. Moonie
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of the Department of Education for Northern Ireland's higher education budget is expected to be spent on supporting research activities in 1992–93; and what are the planned totals for 1993–94, 1994–95 and 1995–96.
§ Mr. Hanley
In the financial year 1992–93, just under 33 per cent. of the Department of Education's higher education budget is being spent on supporting research activities in the university sector in Northern Ireland. For subsequent years planned totals are not yet available as the methodology by which research funding will be determined is currently under consideration.