§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the timescale over which the Government's specific policies are designed to get maximum value for money from our annual public expenditure of some £6 billion on science and technology (Paragraph 1.18 of Cm 2250).
§ The Minister of State, Department for Education (Baroness Blatch)
The Government's commitment to securing maximum value for money from its expenditure on science and technology is and will remain central to its policies.