HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 cc110-1W
Rev. Ian Paisley

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money Northern Ireland has received in each year to date from the European regional development fund; how much has been earned by(a) infrastructure projects undertaken by non-central Government bodies, (b) in frastructute projects undertaken by central Government and (c) industrial projects. [2486]

Sir John Wheeler

The information is as follows:

Mr. Ancram

The developmental element of research funding for the Northern Ireland universities, NIDevR, is to extend until the end of the 1996–97 academic year. Following the outcome of the 1996 research assessment exercise, the Northern Ireland Higher Education Council, which advises Government on the planning and funding of higher education in Northern Ireland, will make recommendations on the totality of research funding for both universities beyond 1996–97.