HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc873-4W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will provide a breakdown of her Department's expenditure since 1998–99 on social development knowledge programmes. [67518]

Clare Short

The figures given in the table represent an estimate of centrally funded expenditure.

£ million
Social development research Social Science research
1998–99 2.0 5.1
1999–2000 1.4 6.0
2000–01 1.7 6.6
2001–02 2.3 8.1

Social development knowledge is also generated from my Department's regional programming, and from support for enhancing research capacity in poorer countries. However, provision of this additional information would entail disproportionate cost.