§ Miss Kirkbride
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what criteria she will use to decide 1373W the allocation of science spending between the research councils and the universities. 
§ Alan Johnson
In allocating the Science Budget, my right hon. Friend takes into account the strategic needs of the UK's science and engineering base, and aim to maximise the contribution it makes towards innovation, economic growth, enhanced quality of life, and a more sustainable environment.