HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c169W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the reduction of cost weights for laboratory and generic research. [61470]

Margaret Hodge

I have been asked to reply.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has reviewed the annual data from higher education institutions on the relative costs of research in different subjects and, in the light of that, has reduced the weight attached to the most expensive subjects in calculating research funding in 2002–03.