§ Ms Dari Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the formula used to calculate shares of the Science Research Investment Fund 2004–06 takes account of universities engaged in applied scientific research. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
The Science Research Investment Fund in England is allocated to institutions according to a formula based on institutions'total research income and on the amount of quality-related research income that they receive from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Both of these factors take account of applied scientific research.