HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c289W
7. Rev. Martin Smyth

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase research funding for universities in Northern Ireland. [81605]

Jane Kennedy

The draft Budget approved by the Executive prior to suspension contained an increase in line with inflation for university research funding. The final Budget proposals will be published in December. Until then I am not in a position to comment on the matter.

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