§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to whom his Department distributes expenditure on research and development; how many staff are employed as a result; and how many research establishments of(a) the Department and (b) its agencies there are in each region of England. 
§ Mr. Stephen Twigg
I refer my hon. Friend to the Office for Science and Technology's publication 'The Forward Look 2003—Government funded science, engineering and technology' which provides details of the Department's expenditure on research and development for the period 2001–02 to 2004–05.
The Department does not have any research establishments or agencies.